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No início da Segunda Guerra Mundial Heinrich Harrer cidadão austríaco alpinista famoso foi capturado pelos Ingleses durante uma expedição aos Himalaias Internado num campo de prisioneiros na Índia conseguiu fugir e viajando. I read this book many decades ago It was interesting However I kept asking myself What did Heinrich Harrer live on until he reached Lhasa after about two years He had no money He had no provisions He had no weapons to shoot animals to eat And while traveling he definitely had no land to grow any food From what I remember there were also no tales that he asked for or was granted hospitality by the inhabitants of the areas he passed I don t think that anyone will be able to survive on the scarce vegetation to be found in high elevations So what did this man eat I really would have liked to learn

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Sieben Jahre in Tibet

A pé em pleno Inverno logrou chegar a Lassa a cidade proibida do Tibete Aí permaneceu sete anos aprendeu a língua e tornou se um profundo conhecedor do Tibete e dos Tibetanos Amigo e preceptor do então jovem Dalai Lama acompan. First off let me say that the writing of this book is nothing spectacular it s adeuate for this type of book and gets all the facts across without lots of embellishment However the content is an amazing travelogue of Heinrich Harrier s journey through Tibet and his eventual friendship with his Holiness the Dalai Lama uite a large portion of the seven years was spent actually travelling Harrer doesn t go into a lot of detail about all the climbing and trekking his friend Peter and himself did and it s easy to skip over that accomplishment It s easy to forget that Heinrich and Peter WALKED about a 1000 miles and crossed many passes over 18000 feet high all WITHOUT any euipment If you look at a map their trek started in North Western India and circumvented Nepal to get to Lhasa Life in Lhasa is well described and I was surprised at how well educated the upper echelons of society were In the time before the Chinese invasion Tibetan culture had remained little changed in 2000 years In a sad postscript written almost 50 years later Harrer describes how all that culture has been wiped away If you have seen the excellent movie by the same name then the book is certainly worth reading Harrer was a consultant for the film and was most pleased with the decision to have Brad Pitt play him Not for the fact that Mr Pitt was better looking than him but for the fact that thousands of people probably went to see the movie just to see Brad Pitt and in so doing learn t something of Tibet and became aware of that countries plight

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Hou o até à Índia auando da invasão do Tibete pela China comunistaEste livro ue é já hoje um clássico relata nos essa experiência extraordinária de um homem ue logrou penetrar no mais fundo da alma do Tibete e do seu povo. Sieben Jahre in TibetBy Heinrich HarrerThis edition was published in 1956 in the German languageThe book is a travellers recount of adventures based on diaries kept throughout these yearsReading in the beginning felt like a continuation of Sven Hedin s My Life as an Explorer Hedin had extensively travelled the same parts of the world at the end of the 19th centuryThis is my second reading of Seven Years in Tibet the first one was in the 60ies shortly after its first publicationIn those years my liking of this book went entirely to the adventures of the heroesHarrer and many other German Austrian and Italian travellers happened to be caught up shortly after the end of WWII in a British concentration camp in India near BombayHarrer an experienced mountaineer had come to these parts of the world to climb the Himalaya and could not imagine staying a prisoner for longHe and some close friends soon planned to escape They failed the first time but succeeded the second time A daring escape as the English would call it Tibet was their aim and in this direction they hurriedly walked and hiked as fast as they couldHarrer and his friend Peter Aufschneiter had some poor road maps and a little money to buy food on the road but money soon ran out so they started selling what they could spare their watch and first aid things and whateverUnlike Sven Hedin Heinrich and Peter had no arms for hunting or to defend themselves against wild beasts like bears and coyotes nor fight off any robbers of whom they met several and escaped unharmed by a miracleThey had no warm clothing and no shoes that could withstand hundreds of miles of walking in gravel ice and snowAt their first encounters with local populations and minor officials they encountered enmity and stiff opposition against their projectFood could not be bought except for a high price if at allWhen finally reaching Lhasa in January 1946 against all the odds they were in a state of poor refugees unwashed and unshaved starved for many days blisters on their feet barefoot and their clothing in shredsAt the first house they entered fell to the ground and begged for food and shelter The two men had successfully used a disguise as Indian traders to pass controls by officials on the roadThe second part of the story is how they got introduced and accepted in Lhasa by the population but importantly by the monks and the Lamas and primarilyby the Dalai Lama the God in Person and King of the countryTibet was ruled for hundreds of years and still was at the time of Harrer s reporting by a government of Buddhist Religious MonarchyTens of thousands of monks divided of several large monasteries ruled the country with an iron fist by legislation purely based on religious beliefs According to the Buddhist religion the population had been convinced to believe in reincarnation to a new body after deathMoreover that new body could be any human or animal from the tiniest insect to a goat or an elephantThe Tibetan government did not have to raise taxes the population gave their last penny to the Lamas at their monasteries to guarantee them a happy afterlifeThere were no schools other than monastery schools no hospitals no roads no drainage system in the towns no running water nor any basic sanitary installations One only generator supplied electricity to the Palast printing shop to print religious booksTibet is a potentially wealthy country in mineral resources and vast agricultural potentials if irrigated and managed However that potential needs to be modernised in order to be useful to the countryAll influence from the outside world was restricted to the minimum and visits of foreigners forbiddenSo the Buddhist monks hoped to remain in power foreverHowever it is well known to historians that a country in such a weak position will inevitably attract the envy of a powerful neighbourSo it did China started invading Tibet in 1950 The Dalai Lama at first fled to the south but then returned to Lhasa under the control of ChinaPeter Aufschneiter stayed in Tibet for another year and later went to Nepal to further adventuresHeinrich Harrer our author having lost his reason to remain there left Tibet towards India in April 1951


10 thoughts on “Sieben Jahre in Tibet

  1. says:

    ”Now the Living Buddha was approaching He passed uite close to our window The women stiffened in a deep obeis

  2. says:

    I read this book many decades ago It was interesting However I kept asking myself What did Heinrich Harrer live o

  3. says:

    This is a book that I bought way back in 1990 It was an excellent travel book and I purchased it because of my enjoyment of reading about life in Tibet it always struck me as such an exotic place and I was also very influenced by Buddhism at the time It was so sad about the situation with China and the Dalai LamaI must reread this

  4. says:

    I bought my copy of this book from a thrift shop last 27 January 2010 Handwritten on its first inside page is the former owner's name followed by23 Jan 1999Los AngelesCalifornia 700 pmI suspect he or she? was a Tibetan It's typical of these re

  5. says:

    First off let me say that the writing of this book is nothing spectacular it's adeuate for this type of book and gets all the facts across without lots of embellishment However the content is an amazing travelogue of Heinrich Harrier's journey through Tibet and his eventual friendship with his Holiness the Dalai Lama uite a large portion of the seven years was spent actually travelling Harrer doesn't go into a

  6. says:

    This was an ideal book to read before going to visit Tibet It helped to give me a deeper understanding of the place and the people

  7. says:

    Sieben Jahre in TibetBy Heinrich HarrerThis edition was published in 1956 in the German languageThe book is a travellers recount of adventures based on diaries kept throughout these yearsReading in the beginning felt like a continuati

  8. says:

    Heinrich Harrer the author of this book was a mountaineer and an adventurer He was the first to climb the North Face of the

  9. says:

    Absolutely fascinating; it's a pity the prose was on the pedestrian side One wonders what a Patrick Leigh Fermor or an Eric Newby would have made of the same material

  10. says:

    I read this book in fits and starts between breaks in class Restlessness has been the case for me lately Perhaps the cure is travel books like these Books that are easy to pick up put down and pick up again The book made no