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Tibetan Foothold by Dervla Murphy

Tibetan Foothold

by Dervla Murphy

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One of the author's first books about travels in the lands of the Tibetans in exile in India.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
One of the author's first books about travels in the lands of the Tibetans in exile in India.
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
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After her epic journey from Ireland to India in 1963, the author immersed herself in the life of the subcontinent, working for 6 months in an orphanage for Tibetan children in N India. She fell in love with the 'Tiblets' - the cheerful, uncomplaining, independent and affectionate children of the new Tibet-in-exile - but she also managed to explore India's Tibetan frontier, leaving the reader panting in her wake. Tibetan Foothold not only confirmed her status as a traveller, but also revealed her to be a truly independent voice and an acute observer of politics and society.
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In 1963, Dervla Murphy worked in Tibetan refugee camps in Northern India, while travelling there. Here Dervla describes day-to-day life in the camps where hundreds of children are living in squalor while a handful of dedicated vounteers do their best to feed and care for them.… (more)

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