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Articles by 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 Tibetan Youth Congress and a founding director of Amnye Machen Institute. Lhasang, an outspoken and ardent advocate for Tibetan independence and a passionate lover of literature, currently runs Bookworm–a bookshop in Dharamshala – with his wife. His book of poems Tomorrow and Other Poems was published in 2004. He can be reached at: BookWorm, PO Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala, HP, India.

How many more?
Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 – 9:52 pm | One Comment
How many more?

On 30 March I attended the moving function organised by the Tibetan Youth Congress to honour the memory of Jamphel Yeshi – the latest Tibetan martyr to perform self-immolation. But this was in New Delhi …

Protest must be led by the Tibetan Government in Exile
Interview with Lhasang Tsering
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 – 5:50 pm | 6 Comments
Protest must be led by the Tibetan Government in Exile

Interview with Gen Lhasang Tsering, former president of Tibetan Youth Congress, and Rangzen activist on self-immolations of Tibetans in Tibet.
(Translated from Tibetan by Sonam Gyatso)
Tibet Times: What do you think are the main hopes and …

Four Humble Truths
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007 – 8:43 pm | No Comment
Four Humble Truths

For a long time I have believed in a set of principles that I have called My Four Humble Truths. Over the years I have spoken about my Four Humble Truths to many people; but …

Beyond Textbooks!
Sunday, Jul 30, 2000 – 9:44 am | No Comment

This article was originally published on
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I am glad to see that a few people have read my article- ‘India’s Tibet: A Case For Policy Review’. If the few responses that it has …

India’s Tibet: A Case for Policy Review
Monday, Mar 20, 2000 – 9:19 am | One Comment
India’s Tibet: A Case for Policy Review

This article was originally published on The subject of this article, under the same title, formed the basis of a talk given in Bombay on 17 March 2000 as part of the week-long ‘Festival …

The Issue is Independence
Tuesday, Mar 1, 1994 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

Originally published in Tibet: The Issue Is Independence, by Edward Lazar, ed., Parallax Press, Berkeley California, and reprinted on U.S. Tibet Committee website.
The Issue is Independence. The very first thing we must understand about independence …