A new biography on the life and times of Tibetian spiritual leader His Holiness Dalai Lama, who turned 85 on July 6, will be released this year. Titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’, the book is written by Tenzin Geyche Tethong and will be published by Roli Books.
Tenzin Geyche Tethong has been associated with the Dalai Lama for over four decades as his close aide and advisor. The biography ‘also features a personal message by the spiritual leader, along with a foreword by his younger brother, Tenzin Choegal,’ reports PTI.
‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ also contains some 400 rare pictures and documents about the popular spiritual leader. It took Tethong roughly five years to pen the 352-pages book.
Commenting on the upcoming biography, the publishers said in a statement, according to PTI, “From the early years of the Dalai Lama, when he led a sheltered yet rigorous existence spent between the Potala and Norbulingka palaces, to the complex and increasingly dangerous relationship with communist China, the book gives us a glimpse into an important slice of history before the Dalai Lama was forced to flee to India in March 1959.”
The Dalai Lama, who now lives in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, fled from Tibet and came to India at the age of 23. His teachings of peace and non-violence and freedom have won him the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1989.
‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ is expected to be released in October 2020. It will also be published in other languages including Russian, German, Italian, Dutch.
Source: Times Of India