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By Alai,Howard Goldblatt,Sylvia Li-chun Lin

ISBN-10: 1847672337

ISBN-13: 9781847672339

ISBN-10: 1847672353

ISBN-13: 9781847672353

during this amazing retelling through award-winning ethnic Tibetan author Alai, The track of King Gesar is brilliantly dropped at existence. it really is one of many world's nice epics, as major for Tibetans because the Odyssey and Iliad for the traditional Greeks, and because the Ramayana and Mahabarata in India. handed down in music from one iteration to the following, it remains to be a residing a part of the Tibetan tradition, and is sung via Tibetan bards even this day. Set in part in historical Tibetan society, the place evil spirits mingle with the lives of people, and partially in modern day Tibet, The music of King Gesar tells of 2 lives inextricably entwined. Gesar, the youngest and bravest of the gods, has been despatched right down to the human international to defeat the demons that plague the lives of standard humans and threaten to enslave them. Jigmed is a tender shepherd, who's visited through desires of Gesar, of gods and of historic battles whereas he sleeps. So starts an epic trip for either the shepherd and the king. The wilful baby of the gods turns into Gesar, the warrior-king of Ling, and should unite the state of Tibet less than his reign. And Jigmed will discover ways to see his afflicted kingdom with new eyes, and, because the storyteller selected via the gods, needs to face his personal destiny.

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