All Tashi’s aging mother wants is a memento from Sarnath, the land of the Buddha’s first teachings. But year after year, on his travels to Benares, her son forgets to bring something back for her. One year, having forgotten again, Tashi picks up an old tooth off the ground near his house and presents it to his mother as the Buddha’s tooth.
Maria L. Denjongpa retells this Tibetan folktale with remarkable insight, while Chetan Sharma’s illustrations capture the beauty of Kalimpong. The result is a magnificent story about the power of love and faith.
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