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.