Semshook Book Report

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Semshook is a book with multiple essays or let’s say short experiences of Tibetan freedom struggle by Tibetans. This book is written by Tenzin Tsundue who is a poet, writer and an activist. He was born in 1975 in Manali which is a town in Himachal Pradesh in India. He finished his education from University of Mumbai. His first book is ‘crossing the borders’ and his third book is Semshook which was published in March 2007. Tasunde has been involved with the Tibetan freedom movement. Tibetan people have been fighting for Tibet’s freedom for the past many years. Writing Semshook would have been one way to express his opinion, ideas and desire for freedom. This book successfully conveys and expresses the feelings of people of Tibet and Tibetan dissent. This book has 16 chapters and each chapter is a new beginning, a new story and a new experience. Semshook is a Tibetan word meaning ‘commitment to the truth’. The essays of this book discusses the issues which are not only political in nature but also they highlight the issues of democracy, freedom, unity, governance within and also outside the Tibetan society in India, USA and the other places.
The first chapter of this essay is called ‘Khenpo’s death a national loss’ this essay describes how a
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This book contains some short stories but mainly poems. The theme of this book is no different than that of Semshook. This book also discusses and highlights the main political, social and cultural issues with Tibet and Tibetans all around the world. Tenzing Tsundue like mentioned above is a poet, a writer and a political activist. . He was born in 1975 in Manali which is a town in Himachal Pradesh in India. He finished his education from University of Mumbai. Tenzin Tasunde has been involved with the Tibetan freedom movement and he is one of the most famous modern day Tibetan
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