Publication : THE ILLUSIVE PLAY, traduction de l’autobiographie du Ve Dalai-lama par Samten Karmay

La traduction de l’autobiographie du Cinquième Dalaï-lama par Samten Karmay est parue récemment aux éditions Serindia, sous le titre : The Illusive Play.

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The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama

is an English translation of the autobiography of Ngagwang

Lobzang Gyatsho, the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617–1682). The work

is of exceptional value because it has taken such care to give

a precise chronology throughout its entire length. Lobzang

Gyatsho’s autobiography is therefore a veritable witness to the life

and culture of Tibet in the the 17th century, which was a formative

period for the establishment of the Tibetan Buddhist theocracy.

In addition, the major events in which he himself played a pivotal

role are presented: the overthrow of the king of Tsang, the creation

of the Tibetan theocratic state with the founding of the Gaden

Photrang government, the building of the Potala Palace and

the undertaking of major diplomatic relationships with foreign

powers, such as the Mongols and the Manchu empire. All these

events are either alluded to or fully recounted in a personal way,

so that on reading them one cannot help but feel the momentous

occasions which the author recounts from his own experience.

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