Tenzin Tsundue is a Tibetan writer and activist, born and raised in India. The award-winning author has four books to his credit and is working on his fifth. He lives solely off his writing by selling his self-published books. Tsundue combines activism and academia. He tours colleges all over India, giving lectures on exile writing, resistance, culture and identity. If Tsundue’s speaking has taken him to 20 countries including Germany, the US and UK, Taiwan, France, his political activism has sent him to jail 16 times, including once in Lhasa where he was locked up for three months. Tsundue studied literature and philosophy at Madras and Bombay University and is an alumnus of the Tibetan Children's Village School.
In this edition of The Interview, an eminent Tibetan activist and writer discusses exile, a protracted freedom struggle, China, Chinese brutal homogenization policies, cultural and philosophical differences between Tibet and China, and China’s tortured relationship with the West.
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