In October 1950, Communist China invaded Tibet. After nine years of difficult cohabitation with the occupiers, the Dalai Lama had no choice but to flee his country to take refuge in India. Using rare documents, this is the story of the encounters between the Tibetan Administration and Beijing.
Born in France, Claude Arpi has been an enthusiastic student of the history of Tibet, China, and the Indian subcontinent for the past thirty-five years. After graduating from Bordeaux University in 1974, he decided to settle in India, where he continues to stay with his wife Abha and daughter Smiti. He is the author of "Tibet, le pays sacrifie" (2000), "La politique franτaise de Nehru: 1947""-""1954," "Cachemire, le paradis perdu, Born in Sin: The Panchsheel Agreemen, India and Her Neighbourhood, Tibet: The Lost Frontier, "and "Dharamsala and Beijing: The Negotiations That Never Were." He writes regularly on China, India, and Europe in Rediff.com, "The Pioneer, DNA, "Sify.com," The Statesman," and other Indian and French publications. He is also an editorial consultant and a regular contributor to the "Indian Defense Review. "To follow Claude Arpi, log in to his blog at http: //claudearpi.blogspot.com/.