Published in July 2019 by Om Publications, “Chinese Influences on Modern Tibetan Writings: A Study of Selected Writings of Yidam Tsering and Dhondup Gyal” by Sonam Dolkar critically evaluates the political and ideological impacts of Chinese influences on the development of modern Tibetan writing.
From a Facebook description of the book:
By examining three significant themes in separate chapters and focussing on selected writings of Dhondup Gyal and Yidam Tsering, this work explores the defining features of the new Tibetan literature.
The author’s analysis answers questions about the implications of modernity on this era’s poetry and short stories; the historical significance of the emergence of Dhondup Gyal and Yidam Tsering; the relevance of the Cultural Revolution to modern Tibetan poetry and short stories; the reason why poetry became a dominant literary form in modern Tibetan literature; and the role of language used by the two authors in their writings.
This work is an invaluable reference for scholars interested in modern Tibetan literary studies.
About the author:
Sonam Dolkar holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. After completing her studies, she taught in Tibetan educational and monastic institutions in Dharamsala. She also worked at the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and in the Tibetan Cultural Research and Publication department of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala. She currently lives in Switzerland.
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