Lhasa: The Land of Shangri-la
Jaideep Mukerji embarks on a journey to Lhasa, a place steeped in history, that has withstood the ravages of time and cultural vandalism
Within a short flying distance from India lies the starkly beautiful high-altitude plateau of Tibet, the ‘Roof of the World’, with its unique culture and ancient history.
Though the political status of the so-called ‘Tibet Autonomous Region’ remains a matter of some debate between China and the rest of the free world, history does record that Tibet was a largely independent region with political ties to China going back to Mongol times. The Tibetan rulers paid an annual tribute to the court of the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan perhaps from as early as 1215...
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