ABOUT THE BOOK:
The edited volume diligently travels down the lanes of history of refugee life, their plight, educational gauntlets and cultural survival in India. No one can take a U-turn from the fact that India is not the second home of Tibetans living in exile. The sociology of Tibetans in India is both intriguing and interesting when traced from the time of their arrival in the country of their choice, until today. Their issues and challenges have changed to a greater extent along with their social and political preferences, if not cultural. Owing to this some quality educational institutions aided by professional institutes are operational in catering to the needs of the all-important generation-next, reflecting their community consciousness.
The present edited version besides introduction is a compilation of some nine articles based on the author’s research work along with his colleagues and co-authors and Sociology researchers and analysts working in the field from 2007-17. The rest of the write-ups are based on studies on the subject and analysis on Tibetan refugee Society at Dharamshala, Tibetan women, prisoners, etc. The objective of this volume is to present a contemporary outlook of Tibetan Society covering myriad themes like sociology, politics, education and culture. The author's approach is purely sociological and interpretive in texture, relative in nature and subjective in attempt. The Tibetan refugee dream may not be a 'Blue song' beauty but indeed a theme song of their originality!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
DR. ADFER RASHID SHAH is a New Delhi based Sociologist, Writer and Senior Researcher and got his Ph.D from the reputed Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India.