The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet

The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet

Gyalo Thondup


Shortly ahead of nighttime on March 17, 1959, the Dalai Lama, with no his glasses and dressed as a standard Tibetan solider, slipped out of his summer time place of dwelling with simply 4 aides at his part. At that second, he grew to become the symbolic head of the Tibetan govt in exile, and Gyalo Thondup, the single one of many Dalai Lama’s brothers to not don the gowns of a Buddhist monk, turned the fulcrum for the independence movement.

The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong tells the extreme tale of the Dalai Lama’s family members, the exile of the religious chief of Tibetan Buddhism from Tibet, and the long-lasting political hindrance that has noticeable distant and bleakly attractive Tibet all yet disappear as an self reliant nation-state.

For the final sixty years, Gyalo Thondup has been on the on the center of the epic fight to guard and strengthen Tibet within the face of unreliable allies, overwhelming odds, and devious opponents, taking part in an totally made up our minds and exact position in a chilly warfare high-altitude superpower competition. the following, for the 1st time, he unearths how he discovered himself whisked among Chiang Kai-shek, Zhou Enlai, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the CIA, as he attempted to safe, on behalf of his brother, the way forward for Tibet.

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