Tragyal is a Tibetan writer who wrote a book, The Line Between Sky and Earth, about the 2008 Tibetan unrest, which he suggests could be called the "Maroon Revolution" if considered one of the wave of modern color revolutions after the color of the monks' robes. He advocates peaceful revolution using civil disobedience. Tragyal, 47 at the time of his arrest, was employed at a Chinese publishing house. He is the author of several works attacking Buddhist superstition, written using the name "Shogdung". Tragyal was arrested in Xining by Chinese authorities April, 2010 and will stand trial on a charge of "splittism" in August, 2010.
- Tendor Reads Excerpts from "The Line Between Sky and Earth" by Shogdung YouTube video.
- "Tibetan Writer’s Intellectual Journey Leads to Trial" article by Andrew Jacobs in The New York Times August 11, 2010, Accessed August 12, 2010