The Wheel of Life weaves the stories of Namgyal Lhamo Taklha with that of Tibet before the chinese invasion..Raised in an aristocratic family in Tibet married to a brother of the Dalai Lama the author experienced the old Tibet and then saw it slip away only to participate in its restoration in exile. In this stirring narrative she recounts her own life while documenting the history of her nation.
Namgyal Lhamo Taklha is the grand daughter of D.D. Tsarong Commandar Gerneral of Tiet and one of the chief forces for modernization in old Tibet. an artistic consultat for the film Kundun she also served as a secretary in the Cabinet of the Tibetan Government in Exile in India.