Monday, March 19, 2012

Book # 18 - Dalai Lama, My Son

Dalai Lama, My Son
A Mother's Sotry
Diki Tsering

The Dalai Lama's nephew continues the work of his sister in writing about their grandmother. Their grandmother provided the strength for their family. This book, gleaned from notes taken by her grandchildren, cover her life from peasant origins in Tibet to the escape and exile to India after the Chinese Communist takeover in 1959. The Dalai Lama does not take center stage in this book, thus leading me to think that the title of this book is all wrong. The subtitle A Mother's Autobiogaphy should have sufficed. Or, how about Mother Lama? Or The Dalai Lama's Mother?

The Dalai Lama's mother described herself as a simple woman in a simple world, and the beauty of this book is truly is its simplicity and honesty.

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