Dharamshala Releases a Book "Little Lhasa"

Tibetan writer Tsering Namgyal’s book “Little Lhasa: Reflections on Exile Tibet” was released in Dharamshala wedneday. Releasing the book, Thubten Samphel, Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, said that Tsering Namgyal's book is written in lucid and fluid English, which makes his narration of the Tibetans' exile experience so powerful and moving, he hoped that this book would be an inspiring example for new generations of Tibetan refugees.

The book published by the Indus Source Books, writer Tsering Namgyal "Little Lhasa” reflects, with curiousity and compassion, on this "in-between world" in which he grew up and which is now transforming at a rapid pace. He combines his own experience of growing up among the Tibetan communities of India, his extensive travels, and many interviews, to explain to himself and to others why his "virtual home" is so unique and intriguinig. And why, despite the poignacy of dislocation, the stories from exiled Tibet have a strange ability to touch and inspire.

Tsering Namgyal was born, bred, and buttered in exile. He studied journalism in Taiwan and had been a reporter of Taipei Times. His writings have appeared in many of the leading regional publications including the Asian Wall Street Journal, Asia Times, Dimsum (a literary journal), Tibetan Review. He is fluent in Mandarin and currently based in Taiwan.

Some information for this report was provided by Tibetnet