Experiments with Truth and Non-Violence: China Challenged (Revised and Enlarged)
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About the Book :
This is Second and Revised Edition of the earlier version of the biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It carries the history of Tibetan Freedom struggle forward. It incorporates more details of support all around the world and, specifically from Western countries for Tibet. It marks a watershed event in the Dalai Lama relinquishing his temporal powers. It portrays Lobsang Sangay, the first Kalon Tripa, who has the democratic verdict to carry on Tibet challenge, bereft of the tutelage of the Dalai Lama sovereignty. Apart from narrating the dissentions from other Chinese citizens, it exposes the shame of China by cataloguing the self immolations by Tibetans that has failed to stir Chinese conscience. A dichotomy between the proclaimed official policy of Tibetan Government in Exile asking for genuine autonomy and the Tibetan youths demanding rangzen, independence, is succinctly sketched: with unabashed bias by the authors for the Torch-bearers of Rangzen whom they once again dedicate the book. In addition to being a treatise on temporal matters pertaining to modern history and politics of Tibet, it also covers the spiritual dimension of personage of the Dalai Lama by elucidating on Vajrayana Tantra. The reader will also find The Dalai Lama quest for reconciliation between Science and Spirituality by building Bridges in Consciousness studies with scientists. The book carries a Foreword by Lord Bhikhu Parekh.
About Author :
Bhaskar Vyas (1937) is a plastic surgeon and a retired professor of the Medical College, Vadodara. He has also been a member of faculty at the Psychology Department, The M.S. University. Consciousness has been a prime interest for his research. This has led him to be a perennial student of philosophy. Presently he is conducting stem cell research focused on regeneration and rejuvenation.
Rajni Vyas (1937) is an obstetrician and gynaecologist. She has been a professor at The M.S. University, Vadodra.
Apart from her own discipline, she has taught psychology and hypnotherapy as well. Her seminal research contribution is in the field of infertility of unknown origin. She has conducted stem cell research with significant contribution in diabetes and osteoarthritis. This husband-wife research association has produced over 30 publications each. They have taught hypnotherapy all across India as well as at international conferences. Their other publications are on holistic health, Raj Yoga, philosophy of justice, and on cultural topics. They have also been biographers of the Dalai Lama.