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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to release his Autobiography in Assamese “My Land and My People”

The spiritual leader will himself release the book, which is titled "Mor Desh aru Mor Manuh" in Assamese on April 2 at IIT Guwahati

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Guwahati, March 22, 2017: The Assamese translation of “My Land and My People”, the autobiography of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will be released here next month.

The spiritual leader will himself release the book, which is titled “Mor Desh aru Mor Manuh” in Assamese on April 2 at IIT Guwahati here.

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It is the first Assamese version of any book written by the Tibetan spiritual leader, and is being published by Lawyer’s Book Stall, which is celebrating its 75th year of inception.

Bhaskar Dutta Baruah of Lawyer’s Book Stall said that the publishing house is also looking at “bring out some other notable works of the Dalai Lama in Assamese” one by one.

The book was first published in 1962 and later it was translated into various other languages. The Assamese translation has been done by Indrani Laskar. (IANS)

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The ban was imposed by a county in China’s Southwest province in Sichuan, according to the state-run Global Times.

An official said on Monday that “monks wrongly educated in India were banned from teaching Buddhism to residents of Litang county”.

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China accuses Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of secessionist activities in Tibet where most people follow Buddhism.

The county Litang stages patriotic education classes every year for those educated and awarded Gexe Lharampa, the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhist studies in India, an official from Litang’s ethnic and religious affairs bureau told the Global Times.

Those who behaved improperly at the patriotic classes or showed “any signs of separatist intent” are strictly monitored and banned from teaching Buddhism to the public, said the official who refused to be named.

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China has its own criteria to award Gexe Lharampa. Candidates have to pass Chinese Buddhist tests and a sutra debate.

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Those awarded the degree overseas are not acknowledged by China and are not qualified to teach Buddhism in the country, Zhu Weiqun, former head of the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, told the Global Times.

Some 105 monks in Tibet have been awarded the Chinese Buddhist version of the degree since 2004, the Xinhua news agency reported. (IANS)