Dharamshala: - Ven Bagdro, a former monk political prisoner launched his new book "Tibetan Spirit Cannot be Crushed," explains the history and the current situation in Tibet through a series of photographs." at a press conference in Dharamshala, India, on 1 November, 2013.
The book was opened by Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, who praised Bagdro for his effort and hard work for Tibetan cause.
"Ven. Bhagdro has painstakingly compiled various rare photos of Tibet over the years and published them into a book. This book will help disseminate more information about the critical situation inside Tibet, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel said.
In the forward, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay said the book elucidates Tibet's history through pictures. It gives the faculty of sight and jugdment to the readers in understanding Tibet.
"I hope this book and the personal account of his story will shed light on the prevailing situation in Tibet and the need for a peaceful resolution through dialogue," Sikyong said.
The new book, according to Ven. Bagdro, recounts his works and efforts in highlighting the issue of Tibet to the world.
Bagdro told The Tibet Post International that he has alrady distributed copies of the book to all the embassies in Delhi in the couple of weeks and Tibetan schools and Indian libraries. "I am also trying to send copies to different major libraries and institutions around the world."
Those images he used in the book have been borrowed from various sources including the Tibetan writer- Tsering Woeser, The Tibet Post International and materials from the Department of Information and International Relations of Central Tibetan Administration.
Ven Bagdro's experiences in prison have been recorded in his first book, Hell on Earth, published in 1998, has been translated into several languages.
His seventh book- "Life in Exile", which details his extensive visits and engagement talks in different countries around the world to garner support for the Tibetan cause.
He has become one of the most outspoken ex-prisoners in terms of World awareness on the issue of Tibet, including Chinese repressive policies in the region.
Bagdro faced arrest and torture by the Chinese for leading a major demonstration in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Over twenty years later, he is still protesting against atrocities committed in Tibet.