CONTENTS:- 1. Born in Lhasa; 2. The tsarong home; 3. Festivals; 4. China and Tibet; 5. In transit; 6. Darjeeling - Dorje Garden; 7. Lhasa under Red army boots; 8. Freedom at last; 9. Tibetan Refugees; 10. New delhi; 11. In the belly of the iron bird; 12. LItle Tibet in Switzerland; 13. On the road; 14. On madison avenue; 15. Dharamsala: Place of refuge; 16. Wheel of life; 17. Hollywood; 18. The setting sun.
The wheel of Life weaves the stories of Namgyal Lhamo Taklha with that of Tibet before the Chinese invasion. Raised in an aristocratic family in Tibet, married to a brother of the Dalai lama, the author experienced the old Tibet and then saw it slip away, only to participate in its restoration in exile. In this stirring narrative, the recounts her own life while documenting the history of her nation.