Podcast: Pico Iyer on Dalai Lama and Communism Part-1

Pico Iyer Photo credit: Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage Books

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is a well-known  author and essayist. In  2008 during a hectic book tour schedule Iyer graciously made time for an hour-long interview to talk about his book The Open Road: The Global Journey of the 14th Dalai Lama.  

He first met the Dalai Lama through his father Prof. Raghavan N. Iyer, who taught at Oxford and University of California in Santa Barbara. In 1960 Prof. Iyer sailed from England to India to meet with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and thus began a long association between the two men. The book is also a homage by Iyer to his father.

How did Iyer  come up with the idea of writing a book on the Dalai Lama? What does the Dalai Lama have to say about Tibet and Tibet’s future? Is there a happy ending to the Tibet question? Tune in to find out what Pico has to say.

In Part-1 of our conversation Iyer talks about his new book, Dalai Lama, his perceptions of Buddhism and Communism, and how this book is a homage to the memory of his father.

LISTEN: Pico Iyer on Dalai Lama and Communism in China

Photo credit: Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage Books

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Podcast: Pico Iyer on Dalai Lama and Communism Part-1

  1. Pingback: PODCAST: PICO IYER ON WRITING, FILMS, AMERICAN POP CULTURE & THE PERSISTENECE OF AMERICAN DREAM |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s