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Here is the story of Tibet as told by its remarkable first family--a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people.. Kundun is a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally, the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people. This is the firs Here is the story of Tibet as told by its remarkable first family--a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people.. Kundun is a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally, the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people. This is the first work to focus on the Dalai Lamas family--his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Particularly compelling are Mary Craigs portraits of the Dalai Lamas siblings, who have negotiated with China on behalf of their country, enlisted the aid of international allies to spearhead Tibetan Resistance, and worked tirelessly to help thousands of sick and starving refugee children. This remarkable book opens in 1933 with the death of the thirteenth Dalai Lama and the frantic effort among Tibetan authorities to find his reincarnation. In their search for a baby boy displaying the characteristic marks of a Dalai Lama--tiger striped legs, wide eyes, large ears, and palms bearing the pattern of a sea shell--officials were led to a tiny village in northeastern Tibet, home of Lhamo Dhondup, a smart, stubborn toddler already k


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Here is the story of Tibet as told by its remarkable first family--a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people.. Kundun is a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally, the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people. This is the firs Here is the story of Tibet as told by its remarkable first family--a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people.. Kundun is a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally, the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and its people. This is the first work to focus on the Dalai Lamas family--his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Particularly compelling are Mary Craigs portraits of the Dalai Lamas siblings, who have negotiated with China on behalf of their country, enlisted the aid of international allies to spearhead Tibetan Resistance, and worked tirelessly to help thousands of sick and starving refugee children. This remarkable book opens in 1933 with the death of the thirteenth Dalai Lama and the frantic effort among Tibetan authorities to find his reincarnation. In their search for a baby boy displaying the characteristic marks of a Dalai Lama--tiger striped legs, wide eyes, large ears, and palms bearing the pattern of a sea shell--officials were led to a tiny village in northeastern Tibet, home of Lhamo Dhondup, a smart, stubborn toddler already k

57 review for Kundun: A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carina

    Ok, to be honest I haven't been reading this for months. I don't know what happened to my copy. Bad Carina :/ Ok, to be honest I haven't been reading this for months. I don't know what happened to my copy. Bad Carina :/

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dave Peticolas

    A biography of the family of the current Dalai Lama. I found it very interesting.

  3. 5 out of 5

    George K. Ilsley

    Detailed history of the family of the current Dalai Lama. Overly detailed, if that is possible. Sometimes the narrative thread was lost in the wealth of information.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    Brilliant book and great movie

  5. 4 out of 5

    Devyn

    Mary Craig has wrote a engaging, authentic, and well researched account of the Dalai Lama and his family. I really enjoyed discovering the real story of what happened to Tibet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ishki

    Enjoyed this very much. Watched the movie after reading the book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Francesca

    Fascinating and riveting story of the current Dalai Lama and his family. I absolutely loved this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Adam Reynolds

    Very well researched, very informative and well presented giving a great view of the Tibetan culture, feudal system and religous and secular aspects of government pre-Chinese invasion in the 1950's Very well researched, very informative and well presented giving a great view of the Tibetan culture, feudal system and religous and secular aspects of government pre-Chinese invasion in the 1950's

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    A profound contribution to world history.

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