Mijares, S., Rafea, A., Sharling, T. D., Amponsem, J., & Mallory, M. (2020). The power of the Feminine: Facing Shadow Evoking Light. Egypt: The Human Foundation.

Book chapter

Sharling, T. D. (2013). Tibetan women: Devotedly defiant. In Angha, N., In Mijares, S. G., & In Rāfiʻ, A. R. (2013). A force such as the world has never known: Women creating change. Toronto, Canada: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

Peer reviewed publications

Sharling, T. D. (2022). Theorizing a female Dalai Lama: An intersectional tool for feminisms. Anthropology of Consciousness, American Anthropological Association, (Spring 2022, Vol. 33, Issue 1).


Seizing on the opportunity provided by the Dalai Lama recently hinting at a female successor, this paper delves deep into theorizing a female Dalai Lama. It offers an intersectional tool to examine how such a conception not only overturns patriarchy pertinent in Tibetan Buddhism, but also disrupts the heteropatriarchal religious traditions beyond Tibetan Buddhism. Moreover, it brings to light affirmative imagination for feminist thinking and intervention premised on the understanding of feminisms as engaging with structures of power and systems of oppression.

Sharling, T. D. (2021). Finding hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest: The Dalai Lama’s approach to promoting human values. Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre, (Autumn 2021, Vol. 9, Issue 2).

Journal publications

Sharling, T. D. (2015). Reproductive governance in the Tibetan community in exile: Of discrepancies and digressions. Hystericalfeminisms.

Non-academic publications

Sharling, T. D., & Palkyi, T. (2019). Protecting Tibetan Women’s Rights in the Age of Social Media. Tibetan Review.

As a society, we need to arrive at a collective understanding. Our inability to act could serve as a license for ingrained sexism and disguised misogyny to become ubiquitous in our community. Allowing such things to happen will not only silence women but will also deter women from entering public service. This is too big a price to pay.

Sharling, T. D. (2016). Unity: Standing Together In Joy And Sorrow. Tibetan Review.

Sharling, T.D., & Jigdal, T. (2015). China’s fears remain even after Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s death.

Sharling, T. D. (2012). Exile— the nursery of nationalism. India Seminar.

Sharling, T. D. (2010). Rethink Sino-Tibet policy for India’s survival, conference panelists say.

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