Tibetan Foothold

  • Title: Tibetan Foothold
  • Author: Dervla Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780006552130
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tibetan Foothold In July Dervla Murphy arrived in a sweltering Delhi by bicycle Deciding that the heat precluded further cycling until November she worked in Tibetan refugee camps in Northern India Using extract
    In July 1963 Dervla Murphy arrived in a sweltering Delhi by bicycle Deciding that the heat precluded further cycling until November, she worked in Tibetan refugee camps in Northern India Using extracts from the diaries she kept at the time, Dervla describes the day to day life in the camps where hundreds of children are living in squalor while a handful of dedicated voluIn July 1963 Dervla Murphy arrived in a sweltering Delhi by bicycle Deciding that the heat precluded further cycling until November, she worked in Tibetan refugee camps in Northern India Using extracts from the diaries she kept at the time, Dervla describes the day to day life in the camps where hundreds of children are living in squalor while a handful of dedicated volunteers do their best to feed and care for them, attempting to keep disease at bay with limited resources Quickly falling in love with the Tiblets cheerful, uncomplaining, independent and affectionate children she pitches in with a helping hand wherever it is needed just about everywhere , and even finds time to meet the Dalai Lama and his entourage.

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    About Dervla Murphy


    1. Dervla Murphy is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years She is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Murphy is a famous speaker and writer on Palestinian issues She seeks the dissolution of Israel in its entirety.Murphy normally travels alone and unaided, without luxuries and depending on the hospitality of local people When not travelling, Murphy lives in Lis, as she has for most of her life.


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    1. This book follows immediately on from Murphy's epic journey described in Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle , and can be read almost as a sequel. It is 1963, and Tibetan refugees are flooding into Northern India. Murphy's love for the landscape and the people shines through, particularly for the children or "Tiblets" as she calls them.

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    2. This nonfiction book chronicles the state of squalid refugee camps for Tibetan children in the early 1960's, soon after the Chinese takeover of the Himalayan nation. It made me wonder what today's status is: have the Tibetans assimilated? If not, how have conditions improved? And finally, could an Englishwoman safely bicycle from London to India, as this author did? I think that bubble of privilege and invulnerability is long gone.

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    3. Amazing, loved the book, the author, her honesty and style of writing, her fearlessness and toughness, and her subject. I feel I have so much greater understanding of Tibetan culture and mindset from this readcluding my husband and his origins. It is very much in alignment with what I have heard from him, as well.

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    4. Written a long time ago, Murphy’s writing style was still developing so at time it was hard work to read. Having said that there were many enjoyable moments in this book although I do confess to skipping some sections. The ‘afterword’ written many years later put to original writing into a more modern context.

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    5. I do enjoy Dervla Murphy's travels and this was no exception! Glad I read it so soon after it's predecessor, Full Tilt.

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    6. A really interesting account by a very intrepid woman.

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    7. I absolutely love the way Dervla Murphy writes- travel writing at its best.

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