| In 1956, when the 21-year-old Dalai Lama visited India for the first time at Jawaharlal Nehru’s invitation, he was greeted by cheering masses, a legion of female fans and closely monitored by the Chinese. An excerpt from a forthcoming biography ‘The Dalai Lama-An Extraordinary Life’ by Alexander Norman paints a heady picture. .
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. The Dalai Lama in a photograph from April 1959, the year he received asylum in India. Photo: Getty Images
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. One of the earliest known images of the 14th Dalai Lama, Kumbum Monastery, 1939. Photo courtesy: Center for Asian Studies, Arizona State University . . 📷 #3
. The Dalai Lama (centre) with the two tutors, Ling Rinpoché (left) and Trijang Rinpoché. India, 1956. Photo courtesy: The Office of H E Kyabje Ling Rinpoché . . 📷 #4
. Being received by the Chögyal of Sikkim while the Panchen Lama, seen here to the left of the Dalai Lama, looks on. Gangtok, 1956. Photo courtesy: Office of his holiness The Dalai Lama .
. The Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, 2018. He has lived in India for over 60 years now. Photo courtesy: Office of his Holiness The Dalai Lama . . 📷 #6
. ‘The Dalai Lama—An Extraordinary Life’, forthcoming from @harpercollinsin
The writer Alexander Norman has collaborated with the Dalai Lama on several best-selling books, including the autobiography, Freedom In Exile. .
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