Tibetans in Nepal: The Dynamics of International Assistance among a Community in Exile

Tibetans in Nepal: The Dynamics of International Assistance among a Community in Exile

Tibetans in Nepal: The Dynamics of International Assistance among a Community in Exile

Tibetans in Nepal: The Dynamics of International Assistance among a Community in Exile

Synopsis

Based on eighteen months of field research conducted in exile carpet factories, settlement camps, monasteries, and schools in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, as well as in Dharamsala, India and Lhasa, Tibet, this book offers an important contribution to the debate on the impact of international assistance on migrant communities. The author explores the ways in which Tibetan exiles in Nepal negotiate their norms and values as they interact with the many international organizations that assist them, and comes to the conclusion that, as beneficial as aid agency assistance often is, it also complicates the Tibetans' efforts to define themselves as a community.

Ann Frechette is Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research in Cambridge Massachusetts

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