April 23, 2021

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Book Review: A Home in Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

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TibetA tender, haunting and lyrical memoir of going back to one’s roots, says Sumana Mukherjee in The Mint

In The Lunchbox, the movie du jour, one of the protagonists, Saajan Fernandez’ throwaway lines to his pen-amour Ila can be substantively translated thus: We forget things when we have no one to tell them to. Reading Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s A Home in Tibet a book as low-key, as philosophical and as acute as The Lunchbox is as a film Saajan’s observation comes back, amplified many times. What happens to a culture when there is no one to communicate its facets, nuances and histories as lived experiences?

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