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The Noodle Maker Of Kalimpong

The Noodle Maker Of Kalimpong

The Untold Story Of My Struggle For Tibet

Gyalo Thondup
,
Subramanian S. Kalpathi
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This is the untold story of Tibet—a compelling account of conspiracy, covert organizations and international intrigue. It includes hitherto classified information and photos gleaned from privileged sources. Central to these revelations is a seemingly simple man: Gyalo Thondup, the Dalai Lama’s elder brother. After Tibet was overrun by the Chinese in 1951, Thondup served for decades as His Holiness’s special envoy—the trusted interlocutor between his country and foreign leaders including Chiang Kai-shek, Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. He has acted as a go-between for the CIA and Tibetan freedom fighters. He has recruited for the resistance and negotiated with China. His has been a vital role in the history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet.
Now, together with Anne F. Thurston, Gyalo Thondup shares his experiences for the first time. He offers an intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama and their immediate family, and reveals his secret international role. No one has a better grasp of the ongoing great game as the divergent interests of China, India, Russia and the United States continue to play themselves out over the Tibetan plateau, and no one is better placed to offer his vision for the future of Tibet in the twenty-first century.

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: May/2015

ISBN: 9788184007718

Length : 384 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

The Noodle Maker Of Kalimpong

The Untold Story Of My Struggle For Tibet

Gyalo Thondup
,
Subramanian S. Kalpathi

This is the untold story of Tibet—a compelling account of conspiracy, covert organizations and international intrigue. It includes hitherto classified information and photos gleaned from privileged sources. Central to these revelations is a seemingly simple man: Gyalo Thondup, the Dalai Lama’s elder brother. After Tibet was overrun by the Chinese in 1951, Thondup served for decades as His Holiness’s special envoy—the trusted interlocutor between his country and foreign leaders including Chiang Kai-shek, Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. He has acted as a go-between for the CIA and Tibetan freedom fighters. He has recruited for the resistance and negotiated with China. His has been a vital role in the history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet.
Now, together with Anne F. Thurston, Gyalo Thondup shares his experiences for the first time. He offers an intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama and their immediate family, and reveals his secret international role. No one has a better grasp of the ongoing great game as the divergent interests of China, India, Russia and the United States continue to play themselves out over the Tibetan plateau, and no one is better placed to offer his vision for the future of Tibet in the twenty-first century.

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Gyalo Thondup

GYALO THONDUP was born in 1929 and is the second-eldest brother of the 14th Dalai Lama. During his political career, he served, among other things, as the secret go-between for the CIA and the Tibetan resistance fighters and later as a chief political strategist as well as the Dalai Lama's official envoy to the international community.

Subramanian S. Kalpathi

Subramanian S. Kalpathi (Subbu) is a millennial. He is Senior Director at KNOLSKAPE. He has worked with a range of clients across sectors, in the areas of Employee Engagement, Employer Branding, Learning & Development and Talent Management. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from SIES GST and an MBA from Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA). He dabbles in Improv Theatre and enjoys playing the guitar. The Millennials: Exploring The World Of The Largest Living Generation is his first book.

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