Susan B. Katz, “The Story of Gandhi (1869-1948): A Biography for the New Readers“, 2020 was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Hermann Hesse, “Siddhartha: A Novel”, 1964 also was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Heinrich Harrer, “Seven Years in Tibet བོད (西藏)“,1952 which was a memoir. For my generation the 14th Dalai Lama (born 6 July 1935, Taktser, ‘TIBET as “Lhamo Thondup”) was the “face” of Tibetan Buddhism shown in TOP and BOTTOM photographs
The “table of contents” of Heinrich Harrer, “Seven Years in Tibet”, 1952 is shown ABOVE. The book is an autobiographical travel book written in the German-language by Austrian mountaineer & Nazi SS sergeant Heinrich Harrier based on his real-life experiences in Tibet (map Tibetan Plateau ABOVE) between 1944 and 1951 during World War II and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People’s Liberation Army invaded Tibet in 1950
“Seven Years in Tibet བོད (西藏)“, was adapted to film in 1997 with Hollywood actor “Brad Pitt” as the protagonist Heinrich Harrer.
Here I presented: Heinrich Harrer, “Seven Years in Tibet བོད (西藏)“, 1952 which was a memoir.
In 1989 the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: and, the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2006. Time magazine named the Dalai Lama “the spiritual heir of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s nonviolence.
Heinrich Harrer was tutor to 15-year-old Dalai Lama who came to political power in Lhasa, Tibet in 1950. Essential reading for those concerned with nonviolence, is Heinrich Harrer, “Seven Years in Tibet”, 1952.