"Falling Through the Roof" by Thubten Samphel

Although not a work of translation, High Peaks Pure Earth recommends this first piece of fiction by Thubten Samphel (born in Tibet, educated in India) that was published in early 2009 by Rupa & Co and focuses on a group of Tibetan students at Delhi University. Following on from Tsewang Pemba‘s 1966 work Idols on the Path and Jamyang Norbu’s The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years published in 2002, Samphel is the third exile Tibetan to tackle the novel form in English. Read a review of “Falling Through the Roof” from Himal magazine on the website TibetWrites.
Buy the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/129ZxJb


  1. Kinga Wangdi

    Can I use the Novel Falling Through the Roof by Thubten Samphel for teaching purpose in college?

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