October 21st, 2019

Old Flames Never Die


Living Tibetan Spirits who inhabit my consciousness know the experience of my marginalized existence in exile. 

I am alive without Freedom or Free Will to choose. I can narrate my story either as a Blessing or a Curse. In my belief, when the man suffers, the Lands gets cursed. 

As the desire for Freedom is the root cause of my pain and suffering, how can I receive the Blessings of Peace?

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

Special Frontier Force-Establishment No.22

Living Tibetan Spirits

Vanished homelands of Tibet

Meghaa Aggarwal  | Updated on October 18, 2019, Published on October 18, 2019

Living Tibetan Spirits. Marginalized Existence in Exile.
Living Tibetan Spirits. Marginalized Existence in Exile.

 Uncertain ground: The politics of Tibet’s geography is so contested that even a map of the region could land the publishers in trouble.

Madhu Gurung’s deeply researched anthology Tibet With My Eyes Closed, evokes the history, culture, and identity of a community that is at risk of being forgotten

Sixty years ago, Chinese occupation forced the 14th Dalai Lama to flee Tibet and seek refuge in India. Thousands of Tibetans followed him, giving up a nomadic, agrarian life for a marginalized existence in exile. The 11 stories that make up journalist Madhu Gurung’s anthology Tibet With My Eyes Closed are true accounts of displaced Tibetans trying to find salvation in the midst of heartbreaking loss.

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