What is special about the autobiography of an ordinary man? Not much perhaps, except that it may well be an accurate
documentation of life on average. This element of the prosaic is precisely why Tubten Khetsun’s book is pertinent. Presenting the
views and circumstances of an ordinary Tibetan from the time of the Tibetan People’s Uprising in 1959 to the early 1980s, this book documents the changes wrought by expanding Chinese control over the region.