Exile Kirti monks in India have published a comprehensive overview of Tibetan self-immolations from 1998 to 2018, now available for downloading here.The publication, entitled ‘Tibetan Self-Immolations: 1998 to 2018: News, Views and Global Response’ is compiled and edited by Tibetan writer and translator Bhuchung D Sonam together with Kanyag Tsering and Lobsang Yeshe at Kirti monastery in Dharamsala, India.
The Kirti monks write: “We are very happy that this revised and updated edition titled ‘Tibetan Self-immolation 1998 to 2018: News, Views and Global Response’ is finally in print and available for the general public. This is perhaps the most comprehensive book in English on self-immolations that took place in Tibet as well as in Nepal and India to protest against continuing Chinese occupation of the Tibetan Plateau.
Tibetan Self-immolation is the sixth volume related to self-immolation that we have published in Tibetan, English and Chinese since 2013. We hope that this title provides not only information on these fiery non-violent protests but it also become a historic testament to the sacrifices that these brave Tibetans have made in order to gain freedom for their homeland.”
In their introduction, the monks conclude: “We once again reiterate our deep respects for those who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet and we stand in solidarity with them. With prayers that the day Tibetans on both sides of the Himalayas will reunite maycome soon.”
The book can be downloaded here.