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  • Published: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781846044670
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $38.00
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The Dalai Lama

The Biography




The first authorised biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 25 years, bringing his unique life fully up to date

‘The astonishing life of an exceptional man’ The Spectator

One of the best-known and respected public figures of modern times, The Dalai Lama’s message of peace and compassion resonates with people of all faiths and none. And yet, for all his worldwide fame, he remains personally elusive.

Alexander Norman, acclaimed Oxford-trained scholar of the history of Tibet and the Dalai Lamas, draws on his thirty years of special access to His Holiness to deliver the definitive biography – unique, revelatory, controversial.

Norman gives unparalled insights into the Dalai Lama's life, from being chosen as a young boy, his exile from Tibet and his involvement in political negotiations, to the present day. He confronts this dark history, revealing the spiritual and political leader as never seen before.

  • Pub date: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781846044670
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $38.00

About the Author

Alexander Norman

Alexander Norman has written a number of books with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has known him personally for over 30 years. He regularly gives lectures on Tibetan history and culture and is fascinated by the country and its people. He lives in the UK.


Praise for The Dalai Lama

“[Alexander Norman] knows the Dalai Lama probably better than any Englishman alive”

Spectator

“Unlike the plethora of Hollywood meditators who claim friendship with the Dalai Lama, [Norman] has known him well for decades”

Sunday Times


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