CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Tibet and Tibetans: China Invasion on Tibet and Tibetan Resettlements; 3. Tibetans; 4. Family and Marriage; 5. Women and Society; 6. Religion; 7. Education; 8. Economy; 9. Polity: the Democratic Ideal; 10. Conclusion.
China invaded Tibet in 1959, forced hundred thousand Tibetans to leave their country. In order to maintain their cultural identity they seek asylum in India. Since the socio-cultural environment was completely different what is found in Tibet, they faced lots of problems during their early days. As the time passed they settled themselves at various parts of country with the help of Indian government. Initially number of studies have been done on the subject of Tibetans related to the stress and strains they faced in setting themselves. This book provides an in-depth explainations how Tibetans after coming to India have been influenced by the new social, economic and political environment. A change in society comes as a foreign and unwanted agent, not necessarily of destruction, but of course of disturbance to the established system. It is a broad survey of all aspects of change in a social life of Tibetan refugees resulting in social mobility among them. Whenever change occur in society people have different attitude towards it. The present work also reflects the effects of change and mobility on the human behaviour and psychology. The book is divided into ten chapters based on in-depth research which will be of immense help to those students interested in sociology as well as Tibetology.