Research Articles by Tsepak Rigzin*

Was Gar Tong Tsan the First Tibetan Hunger Striker Hero? — a personal view point

October 4, 2017

It is commonly known that in the 7th and 8th century History of Tibet the Gar lineage earned much pride and honor for Tibet. Famous for his exceptional wit and wisdom Lonpo Gar Tong Tsan (590-667)[i] is especially remembered and has become an immortal symbol of Tibet. His victory in the long grueling competition against suitors from four other nations for the hand of the princess Wen Chen Kong Jo (641-667) at the court of the Tang Chinese Emperor, Tai Zhong, is legendary.......Read More

By Tsepak Rigzin*