Tenzin Tsundue

Tenzin Tsundue is an Indian-born Tibetan writer and activist. He is the award-winning author of four books and is currently working on a fifth.

Tsundue combines activism and academia, touring colleges all over India and giving lectures on exile writing, resistance, culture and identity. If his speaking has taken him to 20 foreign countries including Germany, the US, the UK, Taiwan and France, his political activism has sent him to jail 16 times. In early 2021 he led a “Walk a Mile for Tibet” campaign that saw him walk 500km from Dharamshala to Delhi, before later embarking on an 127-day Himalayan hike to draw attention to China’s aggressive expansionist policies.

Tsundue’s writing has inspired plays, films and poetry in different languages. His writings have been translated into fifteen languages and are taught in schools and universities in India and

He studied literature and philosophy at the Universities of Madras and Bombay, and is an alumnus of the Tibetan Children’s Village School.



Flying the Tibetan Flag with Tenzin Tsundue

More than 16-time imprisoned Tibetan activist and poet Tenzin Tsundue addresses the 14th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On having his flag confiscated at the United Nations: “This is the national flag of Tibet and yesterday at the United Nations