History reproduces columns that analyse interesting or important events and controversies of the 19th and 20th centuries.
In Praise Of the Dalai Lama
In the last week of March 1959—exactly sixty years ago—the Dalai Lama fled to India, after a rebellion by his fellow Tibetans had been brutally crushed by the Chinese military. He entered what is now Arunachal Pradesh, and was then known as the North East Frontier Agency. He was riding a yak, and suffering from acute [...]