Thubten Samphel

Reviews [1] Review of Thubten Samphel’s novel Falling through the Roof: This magnificent novel from India — at once elegiac and exuberant — is in itself proof of the Tibetan resilience. 12 March 2009 Thubten Samphel was the spokesperson of the exiled Tibetan government, based in Dharamshala. Article on Thubten Samphel at (in French) Thubten …

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Tenam

Tenam is a writer and activist, and the creator of the TibetWrites portal. With like-minded friends in Paris, he is one of the founding members of , the first ever French-Tibetan monthly, launched in 2018. Tenam on TibetWrites Articles [6] They say a family that eats together, stays together. In a way we atGangKyi are …

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Lukar Jam

Lukar Jam is a freelance writer, specializing in Chinese and Tibetan issues. He was born in 1972, in Tsolho Dragkartri district, in Amdo, Tibet. A former Chinese political prisoner, and a Tibetan refugee and political activist, Lukar Jam went on to become President of the non-profit Gu-Chu-Sum, dedicated to the welfare of Tibetan political prisoners. …

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Khar Chen

Khar Chen is a young Tibetan writer, author, translator, blogger, poet and commentator. He was born in Tibet, and escaped from Tibet in 1999. He studied in the Tibetan Children’s Village in India, and graduated from United World College in Norway in May 2009. He is currently doing his major in financial economics at Methodist …

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Kathup Tsering

Translator, painter, poet, and writer, Kathup Tsering was born in Tsoe, a small town in Amdo, Tibet, and went to a local school there. In 1994 Kathup escaped from Tibet, and in exile, studied at TCV School. He writes in Tibetan, Chinese, and English. Currently Kathup works with Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre. Kathup Tsering’s …

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Woeser

Woeser is a Tibetan author writing in Chinese. She is currently self-exiled in Beijing after she was deprived of her job, residence, and freedom of movement inside Tibet by Chinese Communist authorities in 2003 for her politically-sensitive writings on the ground realities of Tibet. Her blog is frequently blocked and her books are banned in …

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Lhasang Tsering

Lhasang Tsering, poet/writer-activist, was born in Tibet and brought into exile at a young age. In 1972, giving up an opportunity to study medicine in the US, he joined the armed Tibetan resistance force, who were then operating from Mustang, Nepal. He was later President of and a founding director of Amnye Machen Institute. Lhasang, …

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Jamyang Norbu

Tibet watchers know him as one of the most incisive and prolific commentators on the political scene, a writer with strong opinions but also the wide reading and intellectual depth to back them up, sometimes fiercely. — International Herald Tribune Jamyang Norbu is the author of The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes which won the Crossword …

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Gyalpo Tsering

Poet, completed his schooling from the prestigious Dr. Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong. In 1973 he left his teaching job at the Tibetan Children’s Village school to join the Tibetan resistance — then operating from Mustang, in western Nepal. Later he also worked at the Information and Publicity Office of His Holines the Dalai Lama (now …

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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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Bhuchung D Sonam

Bhuchung D Sonam is the author of several books, including Yak Horns: Notes on Contemporary Tibetan Writing, Music, Film & Politics and Songs of the Arrow. He has edited Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry, and compiled and translated Burning the Sun’s Braids: New Poetry from Tibet. Bhuchung writes at . His writings …

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TibetWrites Home

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. Learn more about in our and page. Latest writings 17 September 2020, story by Us lonely women are shape-shifters, taking turns being glorified …

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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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Must We Love the Party?

Whatever reasoning compelled the prime minister to make this statement, it has stretched the Middle Way policy to an extent where it makes absolutely no sense.

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Tibet’s Next Incarnation?

By combining the power of the head of government and the head of state, as it appears to have happened in the case of the “Sikyong”, there has been a profound and fundamental change in the Tibetan political system — with no real discussion of the issue.

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Make it a Burning Issue

The world media has given the Tibetan immolations the absolutely minimum attention it is possible to give to a major news story, without actually opening itself to the charge of deliberately and cynically ignoring the issue altogether.

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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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