I would like to express my gratitude to many people
who helped me compile these stories.
First of all, of course, Elizabeth, who patiently
talked into my little microphone on so many occasions and
diligently answered all my questions.
But it was lovely Mary Samuel who saw to it that our
stomachs were filled when we forgot about time. And Inder
Bahadur who lifts and carries Elizabeth, transports her from
place to place, who carried the heavy paintings (for photos,
for viewing, or for what ever purpose), and who does many
other odd jobs. And my lovely Laurence Bastit. Professor Dr. Géza
Bethlenfalvy, eminent Tibetan scholar and, at the moment,
Director of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in
New Delhi, who helped proof-read the manuscript. Lutoria
Sahib, Anamika Sharma, Dr. and Mrs. Péter Hajtó, Monica
Bincsik and so many more of Elizabeth's friends to all of whom
I am extremely grateful.