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House of the Turquoise Roof

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ISBN-10: 1559390352

ISBN-13: 9781559390354

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dorje Yuthok, Michael Harlin, Heinrich Harrer, Dorje Yudon Yuthok, Tenzin N. Tethong

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'...rich in vignettes of the quotidian life of Tibetan aristocrats before the Chinese invasion...deftly conveys the immediacy of her experience to readers.--The Journal of Asian Studies
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In 1939 Harrer was a member of the Nanga Parbat Expedition that was interned in India by the British at the outbreak of World War II. He escaped by way of Tibet, and during his seven years there, he was unofficial tutor to the Dalai Lama in Lhasa, whom he taught geography, arithmetic, and English. Harrer is an Austrian, and during his years at the College and University of Graz, he climbed hundreds of walls and ridges in the Alps, some for the first time.