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A group of Tibetan rebels set up an armed resistance movement against Chinese occupation, defying the instructions of their spiritual head, the Dalai Lama. Lhasang grows up in eastern Tibet but is forced to flee after the Chinese occupation, making the death-defying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting poverty and frustration, he finds solace in the resistance that is being cobbled together in the refugee camps in India. Norbu, the scion of an affluent Tibetan expatriate family, befriends Dolma, a young college student and interacts with the newly arrived refugees from Tibet. Together, they join a motley group of fighters. But to gain freedom and restore their religion in its homeland, they will first have to relinquish their faith. Windhorse is the stirring tale of a people's desperate love for their lost homeland.
Praise for Windhorse:
'Barua tells the story of the Tibetan peoples struggle to regain their homeland in affecting prose. The pages turn themselves and the reader is reminded this is history we are yet living - Mridula Koshy
'Fiction should speak directly to the heart and Kaushik has done that with Windhorse. This novel has brought to life the suffering and the struggle in Tibet' - Lhasang Tsering
A tender and evocative account of the fall of Tibet and the human suffering that followed in its wake - Jahnavi Barua
Windhorse is a heroic tale from a powerful new voice' - Mitra Phukan