- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted December 27, 2006
Pala Tashi Tsering! He is a living hero of Tibet that many Tibetan may not know about. In fact, I didn't know about him until two years and this book has changed a whole lot of me and my perspective on Tibetan politics as well as Tibet-China conflict. In brief, Tashi Tsering is from a average family and is chosen to be gadrukpa(dancers for Dalai Lama) & had to leave his family to be in Lhasa. After the invasion of Tibet, He ends up in Calcutta & he is given the responsibility to guard the treasures or belongings of Dalai Lama or the government of Tibet. With the help of a American, he ends up in America to study. Then, he decides to return to Tibet without agreeing to Gyari Lodroe(Dalai Lama's older brother) la's request for him to stay & help government-in-exile. He tells Lodroe la that he wants to help Tibetans in Tibet as they are the ones who needs help. He states that serving the exile government would be serving the old Tibet which is serving the aristocrats. He goes back to Tibet through Cuba. When he reaches Tibet, Chinese arrest him in suspicion of being a American and a Tibetan spy. He is imprisoned for many years. He was eventually released since there is no proof of his involvement. He has since then build over 50 schools in rural areas of Tibet with the help of the foreigners that he has met in Tibet. I won't go in detail but we as Tibetan have to respect and include his name in the modern history of Tibet. What a amazing human being? Who would go back to Tibet if they are in America? Who would be able to disagree with Dalai Lama's brother request to help the exile government? I can't say enough. Every Tibetan should read it. This book is an eye opener.Tibet was never perfect and it makes you wonder how different the situation might be if the Chinese government didn't cause so much destruction in Tibet. If you are a Tibetan, Please read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.