Tsering Namgyal Khortsa

Born in India, Tsering Namgyal Khortsa holds an MA in journalism from the University of Iowa, where he also studied fiction and literary non-fiction. He has worked as a business journalist in Hong Kong and Taiwan. His previous books include Little Lhasa: Reflections on Exiled Tibet and . His first novel, , was published in …

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Buddhism, China and the Indian Media

The XVII Karmapa was not only investigated for money laundering, Indian officials told the media that he was a “Chinese plant” simply because he is the only Tibetan reincarnate lama to be recognized by both China and the Dalai Lama.

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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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Dreams of the educated-dispossessed

Review of book Falling through the Roof by Thubten Samphel

Review by Tsering Namgyal Khortsa 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.

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Music in Exile

Review of book Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry by Bhuchung D Sonam

Review by Tsering N Khortsa of Bhuchung D Sonam’s Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry: Nearly thirty writers feature in the book; all deal with the idea of exile, the anguish of dislocation, and the longing for their homeland.

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