(Note: Mipam, the first novel written especially for Westerners by a Tibetan Lama, was originally published in 1938. “…while camping with my mother by adoption, the explorer Alexandra David-Neel, amid the vast solitudes of Northern Tibet, I happened to speak once more of the distress I had experienced on seeing the people and things of my native land so travested. She urged me, then and there, to attempt a faithful description of people and their ways, in the form of a novel…never was a writer`s vocation more unforseen than in my own case.” Lama Yongden.)
Write 4-5pp (1200-1500 words) book review of the book you selected, and post it here using the format that is up there (CCNMTL staff can help with wiki postings if you have any trouble). Please start your paper with a one paragraph (150 word) abstract giving the following information: who the books is about, the main figure (include Tibetan spelling of personal names if you can find), when it took place (note the time periods covered), where, what part(s) of Tibet or the world (again, include Tibetan spellings if given), what is described (contents of narrative) and why the autobiography was written (i.e. ,motive[s] for telling the story).