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The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce the release of Ancestors’ Tomb, a book written by a Tibetan university student in Ngaba in the Tibetan province of Amdo.

Mar Jang-nyug (pseudonym) is a Tibetan writer who was born and brought up in Marong village of Ngaba in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Ancestors’ Tomb reveals the oppressive nature of Chinese rule in Tibet. With his writings, Mar Jang-nyug bears witness to the suffering and pain endured by Tibetans and exposes the authoritarian workings of the Chinese government.

Through an array of prose and poetry, the book describes the dictatorial nature of the Chinese government, its relentless marginalization of Tibetan language and culture, destruction of environment through unrestricted deforestation and mining and its ever-increasing violations of human rights.

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On 15 February 2012, popular Tibetan  writer Gangkye Drubpa Kyab  was detained by Chinese security personnel. On the night of 15 February, a team of around 20 police officers picked up 33-yr-old Gangkye Drubpa Kyab and raided his home in Serta (Chinese: Seda) County, Sichuan Province.

Sources say that Gangkye’s wife Wangchuk Lhamo asked the security officers why and where they were taking her husband; to which the officers replied that they had to question him about something. Gangkye has been a teacher for more than 10 years in Serta, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi)Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He is a prominent writer and author of ‘De Dhon Ghi Migchu’  (Tears of the Past). He is son of father Thupnye and mother Wanglo. He is married to Wangchuk Lhamo and has a son and a daughter.

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The year 2008 marked the largest series of protests against Chinese rule in Tibet since 1959. A vibrant literary and cultural resurgence has emerged in Tibet in the wake of the 2008 Uprising, and feelings of Tibetan nationalism have perhaps never been so strong. Courageous Tibetans are gradually rising to share their views of life under Chinese rule. Communist Party…

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