SURVIVAL AND REVIVAL OF TIBETAN ETHNIC IDENTITY IN INDIA

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2017, Vol 1, Issue 6

Abstract

Ethnic identity is a complex multifaceted phenomenon that is constructed or negotiated to form a nation-state. Once formed, it occupies an intrinsic part of the development of an individual. Multiple circumstances have led to the creation and recreation of Tibetan ethnic identity in exile, and such creation happens at both collective and individual levels. In this paper, Tibetan ethnic identity in exile is examined at the individual level as part of Diasporic identity and statelessness. Also, the construction at the collective level is examined both among the Tibetan community in exile in India and the community in China. The community in China is studied in comparison so as to render a better understanding of the mentality of the exiles as opposed to ones in the homeland. Moreover, it analyzes the sustainability of Tibetan ethnic identity among the Diaspora and its signifcant role in the national movement. Tibetan Diaspora remains an understudied and under-theorized feld despite the Tibetans commanding international attention. Therefore, it is extremely crucial to study the survival and revival of Tibetan ethnic identity.

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Dawa Dolma

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Dawa Dolma (2017). SURVIVAL AND REVIVAL OF TIBETAN ETHNIC IDENTITY IN INDIA. Social Affairs, 1(6), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31429