The Dalai Lama: Peacemaker from Tibet (Famous Lives)

The Dalai Lama: Peacemaker from Tibet (Famous Lives) by Chris Gibb

ISBN10: 0750240156
ISBN13: 978-0750240154
Author: Chris Gibb
Title: The Dalai Lama: Peacemaker from Tibet (Famous Lives)
Publisher: Hodder Wayland (August 15, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1819 kb
Size PDF: 1383 kb
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Subcategory: History

The Dalai Lama: Peacemaker from Tibet (Famous Lives) by Chris Gibb



Tenzin Gyatso was born in Tibet in 1935 into the Buddhist religion, and became the 14th Dalai Lama when he was just four years old. In 1950 China invaded Tibet and set about destroying the Tibetan way of life. In 1959 the Dalai Lama was force to flee across the Himalayas to India where he became an exile. The Chinese soon took total control of Tibet and today life is still hard for the Tibetan people who have become prisoners in their own country. The Dalai Lama has set up a safe haven for fellow Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India, where the Tibetan culture is still celebrated and where schools, hospitals and monasteries have been built. This title looks at the remarkable life of the Dalai Lama and his resolve for compassion, justice and peace. A useful reference for Key Stage 2 (age 7-11 years) History, where pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. B

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