Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer's Tibet

Lost Lhasa Heinrich Harrer s Tibet Lost Lhasa is the visual sequel to mountaineer adventurer Heinrich Harrer s great travel and adventure classic Sevin Years in Tibet which has sold than three million copies since its publication in

  • Title: Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer's Tibet
  • Author: Heinrich Harrer
  • ISBN: 9780810927896
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lost Lhasa is the visual sequel to mountaineer adventurer Heinrich Harrer s great travel and adventure classic Sevin Years in Tibet, which has sold than three million copies since its publication in 1953 Its 200 extraordinary photographs provide a unique record of life in and around Tibet s capital city of Lhasa as it will never be seen again, when Tibetan society waLost Lhasa is the visual sequel to mountaineer adventurer Heinrich Harrer s great travel and adventure classic Sevin Years in Tibet, which has sold than three million copies since its publication in 1953 Its 200 extraordinary photographs provide a unique record of life in and around Tibet s capital city of Lhasa as it will never be seen again, when Tibetan society was still innocent of other 20th century cultures.During his seven years in Lhasa, the Austrian born Harrer became a government official and tutor to the young Dalai Lama Between 1944 and 1950, when the Chinese occupation of Tibet forced him to flee, he took thousands of photographs that give us a last glimpse of Buddhist ceremonies, family celebrations, athletic contests, and the sad flight of Harrer s avid pupil, the 18 year old Dalai Lama.Mountaineer photographer Galen Rowell sets Harrer s achievements in perspective and helps make this book, in Harrer s words, the culmination of my half century of involvement with Tibet.

    One thought on “Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer's Tibet”

    1. Before I read this book, I did not know much about Tibet. Of course I knew about the Dalai Lama and that he was in exile because of the Chinese invasion, but I didn't know much more. This book is a great vehicle to remember the Tibet that has been lost in the hopes that Tibet will soon be free so that the lost Tibet can be resurrected. I want to read Seven Years in Tibet, too.

    2. A nice photographic companion piece to Seven Years in Tibet. There's not a whole lot of new information, mainly just photos that complement his previously told stories, but it's still worth checking out.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *