Tashi Chophel

Tashi Chophel is a Lepcha poet residing in Sikkim who writes in English. His works have been published in the India International Centre Quarterly, The Sentinel, Nagaland Page, Weekend Review, Sikkim Now, Sikkim Midweek, Catscanned Magazine among others. He is a member of the collective Converse which regularly holds a Literary Festival in Sikkim for the Himalayan region.


Translated from the English original to the Lepcha by Pushpa Choden Thomas Lepcha Triangulating the contours It might escape attention Amongst high passes And crashing glaciers Mule trains to Tibet are over Only soldiers frequent the windswept houses Seeking forbidden …

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