Seven Years in Tibet


Seven Years in Tibet

Infobox Book
name = Seven Years in Tibet


author = Heinrich Harrer
publisher = Various
genre = Travel literature
release_date = 1953
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)

"Seven Years in Tibet" is a adventure story written by Austrian mountaineer and onetime SS Nazi Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951 during the Second World War and the interim period before the Chinese People's Liberation Army moved into Tibet in 1950.

Seven Years in Tibet tells the story of how Austrians Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter were imprisoned by the British while mountaineering in the north of India at the beginning of World War II in 1939. They eventually escaped across the border into Tibet in 1944 and crossed the treacherous high plateau. Shortly after arriving in Tibet, they were ordered to return to India. They were able to disguise themselves, and made their way to Lhasa, where they were warmly received. Harrer was introduced to the Dalai Lama, who was still a boy, and became a tutor and then close friend to the young spiritual leader. Harrer and Aufschnaiter remained in the region until the People's Liberation Army entered it in 1950.

Two films have been made of the book. The first film was a 1956, 76-minute documentary directed by Hans Nieter. The documentary includes film taken by Harrer during his stay in Tibet, and Harrer himself reconstructed various scenes from his adventures. The second, "Seven Years in Tibet", released in 1997, was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starred Brad Pitt and David Thewlis.

There is also a David Bowie song entitled "Seven Years in Tibet," from his album "Earthling".

ee also

*"Beyond Seven Years in Tibet, My Life Before, During and After" (2007), Heinrich Harrer's full autobiography published in English

External links

* [http://theopencritic.com/?p=3 Seven Years in Tibet] Book Review at The Open Critic (1956)


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