In “A Conflict in Thin Air” the author has attempted to unravel the tangled threads of history of China and Tibet from ancient times, in the 8th century to the 18th and the 20th centuries when there were frequent attempts at domination of Tibet by China and the equal persistence of Tibet in its independence.
About the Author
Prosenjit Das Gupta was born in Calcutta in 1944 and studied at the St. Xavier’s Collegiate School and the Presidency College. While his graduation was in Economics and, he worked for more than 42 years in chambers of commerce and allied organisations, he became deeply interested in wildlife and (as a corollary) in tribal life in India, and began writing articles in newspapers on these subjects. This culminated in his two books, “Walks in the Wild” (later revised and enlarged as “Wild Experiences”) and “Chasing a Dream”, as well as to research in other areas, that led to his writing “10 Walks in Calcutta”, “Eco-Yatra” (on changes in economic policies in India) and, recently, “Issues and Idioms” (on changes in political approach and discourse in India over the last 60 years). Das Gupta is single, and is widely travelled in India and abroad. He is still engaged in research on different aspects of life in India, and hopes one day to write about his travels in Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy as well as to various ancient historical sites in India.