About TibetWrites

is a not-for-profit site dedicated to Tibetan people, to writers, and to Tibet. It aims to bring together poetry and writings by Tibetans, and make it accessible to Tibetans around the globe. emerged from a core of writers and poets creating in the English language; we now include translators fluent in Chinese, English, and Tibetan, …

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Tenzin Tsundue

is a restless young Tibetan who, after graduating from Madras University, South India, braved snowstorms and treacherous mountains, broke all rules and restrictions, crossed the Himalayas on foot and went into forbidden Tibet! The purpose? To see the situation of his occupied country and lend a hand to the freedom struggle. Arrested by China’s border …

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I am a terrorist

For as long as the West continues to play salesman rather than statesman, placing commercial opportunity above moral rectitude, Tsundue faces a solitary mission.

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In a muddle kingdom

It’s up to India to decide whether to host such a dharma avatar as the Seventeenth Karmapa as a refugee, or to hand the sceptre to a triumphant China.

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A Pale View of the Himalayas

Review of book Songs from a Distance by Bhuchung Sonam

This is perhaps what pushes writers like Sonam and Tsundue to their desks every morning to sing the songs of freedom on behalf of their silenced brethren behind the pale hills of the Himalayas. Their songs are sad and touching of course, but they are never depressing.

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The Bounty March

The Tibetan activist outlines his people’s crucial history of hope in the half century since the March Uprising.

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The Tibetan Resolution

Whatever we spoke for was all for the freedom of Tibet and our main concern was for our brethren inside Tibet who are living under Chinese occupation.

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Now Tibet is not so far

The March to Tibet began from Dharamsala on 10th March, the same day similar uprisings happened all around the world, organized by Tibetans and Tibet supporters, even in Tibet — a global Tibetan uprising.

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Red Forehead

Why is his blood so hot? They ask, / And I tell them — / That you were orphaned by circumstances

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Why?

Though exotic Tibet sells in the West, there are hardly any takers when it comes to tackling the real issue. The issue is Independence!

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Our religion and the struggle

When Wen Jiabao comes to India to talk business and border, we must remind him that he has been eating out of Tibet, and raise the issue that China cannot dance on our backs and yet shake hands with India.

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