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No country has ever so engaged the reader's imagination as Tibet. Described as barren and primitive by early travellers, Tibet's image changed to one of a stunnignly beautiful landscape that gave rise to one of the most intriguing civilisations on earth. Every traveller's conceived image of Tibet clashes with the reality. TIBETAN TRANSIT is a travelogue that weaves the rich veins of Tibetan history, spirituality and legend with the contemporary struggle of a culture under seige. Lolo Houbein, on her travels to Tibet witnesses landslides, an uprising over the disputed succession of the Panchen Lama, martial law and celebrations of the Dalai Lama's birthday. She meets villagers, farmers, nuns, monks, beggars and undertakers and discovers a land richer in beauty and spiritual wealth than she ever expected. This depite the decades that had passed since the Chinese invaded Tibet and cut it in three. Since then the dominance of a foreign ideology over Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion has wrought irreparable changes. Tibet has become the worlds's litmus test as to who or what makes a nation in the new millennium.
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Lolo Houbein is a writer and a practising Buddhist. When she is not travelling she lives in South Australia.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2002. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Seller Inventory # 3698238
Book Description Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1999. Trade Paperback. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour photographs. Inscribed by the author on title page. 360 pages As a story of travel, this is rich in landscape and character:as a witness to the abuse of human rights and a plea for liberty, it is not easily forgotten. Seller Inventory # 214441
Book Description Kangaroo Press, Sydney NSW, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # 001737