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A Year In Tibet
Here is a book that really gives you a feel for how 'ordinary' Tibetans live. It is written by Sun Shuyun, who directed the recent BBC series, A Year in Tibet.
The book goes much deeper than the film did, looking at the issues of modern Tibet through Sun's personal contact with the people she got to know during her year of filming.
From all of these encounters, Sun comes away with a much more profound appreciation of the degree to which faith and tradition lies at the very heart of most Tibetans lives. And, of course, it is exactly this deep faith and the millennia of unbroken traditions that are now under threat, due to the rapid influx of… Read more