Ketho

Ketho was born in eastern Tibet. In exile he lives in Dharamshala, India, and is the executive of Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre. at PEN-International.org – in Tibetan Katho on TibetWrites Poetry [1] Once I had a home / A paradise called Sun City Lhasa / Once I knew a peaceful moon and blue sky …

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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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Kalsang Tsomo

Kalsang Tsomo on TibetWrites Poetry [1] May your life be firmer than the rock, / May your life be longer than the longest river, 26 December 2007

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K. Dhondup

K. Dhondup (1952-1995) was born in Rubin Gang in Tibet. He was a restless youth with great zeal. In the 1970s, when there were severe repressions in Tibet by the Communist China, a few Tibetans set up a Tibetan communist party in exile. On 1 May 1979 the Tibetan Communist Party (TCP) came into the …

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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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Tenzing Sonam

Tenzing Sonam, writer/filmmaker, was born in 1959 in Darjeeling, India. After graduating from Delhi University, he worked for a year in the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamshala. He specialized in documentary filmmaking at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a founder-member of the Bay Area Friends of Tibet. Along …

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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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HH the XIV Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that …

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HH the VI Dalai Lama

Tsangyang Gyatso (1683 – 15 November 1706), who was enthroned as the Sixth Dalai Lama in 1697, was a special Dalai Lama. Born to the renowned Nyingma family of the Terton (treasure revealer) Pempalingpa, and brought up at a late age in the Gelugpa tradition, Tsangyang Gyatso proved to be an uncomfortable blend of the …

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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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G.C

G.C. on TibetWrites Poetry [6] There are too big for me / They always come in motion / To pinpoint is too hard for me 26 December 2007 Life delights and death mourns / But life goes on 26 December 2007 I am just a soul in a fixed / Crying for the right direction …

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Dhundup Gyalpo

Dhundup Gyalpo is the editor of Tibetan Bulletin, the English-language journal of the Dharamsala-based . Tibetan Bulletin at Dhundup Gyalpo on TibetWrites Articles [1] A brief history of poetry in Tibet. 28 December 2007

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Dhondup Gyal

Dhondup Gyal is widely regarded in Tibet as the founder of Modern Tibetan Poetry. He was one of the most influential young writers inside Tibet in recent years. An accomplished scholar, writer, poet and patriot, he committed suicide in 1985 when he was only 32. Dhondup Gyal article at Dhondup Gyal article at Dhondup Gyal …

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Bhuchung K Tsering

Commentator/writer/director of (ICT). Born in Tibet, and escaped into India after the Chinese occupation of Tibet. He received his BA in English literature from the University of Delhi in 1982. He worked as a staff reporter for the Indian daily, Indian Express, and later joined the . He worked as the editor of Tibetan Bulletin, …

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Gendun Choephel

Gendun Choephel was born 1903 in a small village in eastern Tibet, near the silk road, at the Chinese border, in a remote region populated by nomads. This region was inhabited by Muslims, Chinese, and Tibetans who were constantly fighting each other. The villages were often attacked and looted by warlords. In this explosive and …

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Ngodup Paljor

Paljor was born around 1945 in Dzonga, Tibet, and fled with his parents to Nepal in 1959 from the Chinese invasion of Tibet. In his too-short life, he was a Tibetan Buddhist monk, a Thai Theravada Buddhist monk, translator for the Dalai Lama in Thailand, assistant professor of Tibetan studies at the University of Hawaii, …

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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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