We Tibetans

We Tibetans
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Title: We Tibetans
Sub Title: A fascinating account of Tibetan life and culture written by a Tibetan woman who settled in turn of the century London
Summary: Sixty years after its writing, Rinchen Lhamo's We Tibetans, remains one of the most engaging and comprehensive accounts of Tibet and her people ever to have appeared. Born and raised in Kham, Tibet's eastern province, the author was the first Tibetan woman in history to marry a European (British Consul at Techienlu), leave her homeland and settle in the West. Throttled by her new life into an alien world, she nevertheless kept the traditional Tibetan composure, humor and keenness of observation, out of which she forged her book.
Detail: Sixty years after its writing, Rinchen Lhamo's We Tibetans, remains one of the most engaging and comprehensive accounts of Tibet and her people ever to have appeared. Born and raised in Kham, Tibet's eastern province, the author was the first Tibetan woman in history to marry a European (British Consul at Techienlu), leave her homeland and settle in the West. Throttled by her new life into an alien world, she nevertheless kept the traditional Tibetan composure, humor and keenness of observation, out of which she forged her book.Though couched as a vindication of the common Tibetan - from farmer, to nomad to mother and monk ¬We Tibetans never fails to contrast Tibetan society's tacit assumption with their counterparts in the West. As a result, the western reader finds in this journey to the old Tibet, a voyage through the modern world seen through Tibetan eyes. The device works so through as to transport one into the very essence of the Tibetan mind and heart. Surrendering to Rinchen Lhamo's inimitable voice, the reader is imbued by the Tibetan spirit in a living link mere description could never accomplish. Augumented by an excellent historical introduction and a plethora of details from folk tales to children's games, We Tibetans is a genuine classic; simple, harmonious and totally captivating. Author of In Exile from the land of Snows