Author: Jeremy RusselForeword/Introduction: The Dalai LamaPublisher: Roli BooksYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 24ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360867
With a foreword by HH the Dalai Lama, this art book profiles the city which is now home to the Dalai Lama and the Headquarters of his Government-in-Exile.Dharamsala - literally, a place for shelter, is surely a name that was meant to be. This tiny dot on India's vast landscape is steeped in history and today, boasts a cosmopolitan populace.Overlooking the stunningly beautiful Kangra valley and interspersed with the magnificent Deodar, the imprint of the Buddhist culture comes alive through it temples, monasteries and the orange robes of Buddhist monks. The aura of the Buddhist spiritual culture, is pervading serenity, the patient preparedness of the Tibetan towards returning to their homeland - fill the land with a silent grace that leaves a visitor with a feeling that he has, indeed, visited a 'chosen land'. Founded by the British in 1846 this hill station seems blessed by Avalokitesvara - the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who is as close to being the patron deity of Tibet.