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Comic book on Dalai Lama woos both young and old

ANI   Dharamsala, August 20, 2013
First Published: 16:28 IST(20/8/2013) | Last Updated: 16:30 IST(20/8/2013)

A comic book titled  'Dalai Lama: The Soldier of Peace', which is based on the life of the Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama, is attracting readers of all age groups.

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It is dedicated to Tibetans who have laid down their lives in protest against China's repressive rule.

Written by journalist Vijay Kranti, the comic depicts the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama; the intriguing relationship between Tibet and China; how Tibet was occupied; the thrilling escape of the Dalai Lama into exile and what makes the present Dalai Lama the most sought after personality in modern times.

The book was released at the TCV day School in Dharamshala earlier this month.

"My association with Tibet is now of 40 years, I have been feeling that there is hardly any book or any package which tells the story of Dalai Lama, the story of Tibet and the present predicament of Tibet. In very simple and entertaining language, I have presented the book so that the new generation understands what is Tibet? What is Dalai Lama? What does Tibet stand for? What he is struggling for?  And the way he has lived his life for the cause of Tibet,? Kranti said.

The 14th Dalai Lama is a Nobel laureate for world peace and a messenger of social harmony. He has inspired thousands of people around the world with his message of peace and non-violence.

His story is a legacy that has been told and retold again and again all over the world. His message of peace, love and compassion is a global phenomena that is becoming all the more relevant in a world mired in serious humanitarian conflicts.

The author's earlier books on the Dalai Lama include 'Dalai Lama Speaks' and the Hindi edition of the Dalai Lama's autobiography 'Freedom in Exile'.

Beijing considers the Dalai Lama a violent separatist. The Dalai Lama, who is based in India, says he is merely seeking greater autonomy for his Himalayan homeland.

Since 2009, at least 120 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China in protest against Beijing's policies in Tibet and nearby regions with large Tibetan populations. Most were calling for the return of the Dalai Lama.


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