An account of the participation of the writer’s mother and father in the making of the film Seven Years in Tibet.
When my turn comes to go on hunger-strike I have decided to make it more effective. — Thupten Ngodup
There are two very important features to this collection of stories, which both has literary interest and signifies the shifting terrain of Chinese rule in Tibet.
This piece was written to remind Tibetans of the forgotten anniversary of our national revolution. All Tibetans need to be reminded of this, especially those who made it into exile.
The taking of firm roots of a free, boisterous press in the Tibetan refugee community has facilitated the Dalai Lama’s own efforts at the democratisation of the exile Tibetan polity.
A short biography of Lhamo Tsering, Tibetan resistance leader, chief liaison officer between the CIA and the rebel forces, and Minister for Security at CTA.
The revival of Lhamo (Tibetan opera) in exile Tibetan society, and a history of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.
An account by Lodey Lhawang, mother of Jamyang Norbu, of her family, and a family trip in Tibet about 1927 when she was nine years old.
The new flowers that bloom will find wisdom in the words of these people… and through words their names will be remembered and honoured.
Ask me where I’m from and I won’t have an answer.
“May you complete the work left incomplete. May you be successful in the struggle and take His Holiness the Dalai Lama back to a free Tibet.”
As I gaze behind me at history’s road / I see a gaping wound which is Bleeding still.
Tenzing and Ritu travel to Kumbum, Takster, Lhasa, and Sangta in Tibet.
Loose… gone down Crack… pulled out Madness… forced upon me I am a jelly fish But I couldn’t slip through them I am the precious one But I have no strength to stand Nor will to go forward I am a dead fish No motion any where I am an anti-anti My worth worthless I …
The Karmapa’s escape reminded us forcefully that the cause we are fighting for is alive and just and as desperate as ever.
“How can I not return? Our home is there. If we all leave, to whom will Tibet be left?” … Later while Norway — the symbol of the free world — was gradually left behind, two streams of tears silently ran down Nyima Tsering’s bony cheeks.
A grudging gush grew from the east / Grey grasses nomads endured the worst
The DÃ©rgÃ© Parkhang Chenmo (Derge Printing Press) in DÃ©rgÃ© County of Kham Region, Tibet, survived through from the beginning the Chinese occupation of Tibet in late 1950s to the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and the reconstruction drive in the late 1980’s.
Tsampa has height history / In independent Tibet she was our stance
Four decades after the CIA first got involved in Tibet, Roger McCarthy looks back and sums up its outcome: “If we look at what we did to Tibet as about the best that we could do, then I say that we have failed … miserably.”