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Tibetan Diaspora: Buddhism and Politics

 
Anju Gurawa (Author)
Synopsis This book explores new horizons of diaspora formulation as Tibetan diaspora has opened new perspectives for a diaspora to articulate identity and politicize the issue at the international level. It has underlined the rubrics of consolidation and mobilization of a diaspora in hostland. The art of diasporism becomes most evident and sharp if a diaspora is situated in the motherland of religion. In this context, the formation of government-in-exile by Tibetan community represents the power of diaspora politics in the contemporary world. Unlike the Africa diaspora in India, the Tibetan diaspora has become a landmark for other diaspora. The Tibetan Diaspora has offered innumerable challenges to academicians for exploration of dialectics of religion, motherland and diasporism in the so called terrain of rationality. The Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan diaspora have opened new dimensions in the diaspora studies. The dimensions are primarily related to the nature, and context of elements of bonding with reference to triadic relationship of home land, host land, and the community. India, the motherland of religion of Buddhism, has played landmark contribution in the process of diasporism in Tibetan community. The elements of bonding become more important in the context of Globalization in contemporary period. The process has opened unlimited space for the framework of diaspora to various scattered communities across the world. Not only Tibetan diaspora, but also African, Indian and Chinese diaspora have witnessed emergence of similar tendencies.
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About the author

Anju Gurawa

An alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. Anju Gurawa, is presently teaching as a lecturer in the Department of English, Bharati College, Delhi University. Born in Chechi Village of  Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, she had her basic education in the local government school, she did her M.A. in English. She has been very active academically and articulating her opinion in- on various issues, seminar and workshops, she did her doctoral from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is keen observer of the happenings inside the Tibetan community. She has good understanding of the plight of Tibetan diaspora as she has traveled in different parts of India with Diaspora concentration of Tibetan and writes her book with her own experiences. After completing her Ph.D. in 2006, she has been working for publishing this study. Dr. Anju Gurawa is known as an expert on Tibetan Diaspora not only in Delhi University but in the entire country.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tibetan Diaspora: Buddhism and Politics
Author Anju Gurawa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 19.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187521244
length xvi+351p., Tables; Plates; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.

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