The Dalai Lama is a fascinating person and the true story of his exile from Tibet is a rivetting piece of history. If you don’t know much about the Dalai Lama, first read “Seven Years in Tibet” by Heinrich Harrier. Then read “My Country, My People” by the Dalai Lama himself. Enjoy and be enlightened.
PS Having seen the movie 7 years in tibet doesn’t count. The book is much, much more vivid.