Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer

This book is a travel memoir that recounts the author's escape from a British internment camp in India during World War II and his subsequent journey through the Himalayas to Tibet, where he becomes a tutor and friend to the Dalai Lama. The book provides a detailed account of Tibetan culture, customs, and the political turmoil leading up to the Chinese invasion, as seen through the eyes of a foreigner who spent seven years living there.

The 1839th greatest book of all time


Published
1952
Nationality
Austrian
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-400
Words
118,000
Original Language
German

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