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By Carole McGranahan

ISBN-10: 0822347512

ISBN-13: 9780822347514

ISBN-10: 0822347717

ISBN-13: 9780822347712

In the Fifties, millions of standard Tibetans rose as much as shield their state and faith opposed to chinese language troops. Their citizen military fought via 1974 with covert help from the Tibetan exile govt and the governments of India, Nepal, and the U.S.. a long time later, the tale of this resistance is barely starting to learn and has now not but entered the annals of Tibetan nationwide background. In Arrested Histories, the anthropologist and historian Carole McGranahan indicates how and why histories of this resistance military are “arrested” and explains the resultant repercussions for the Tibetan refugee community.

Drawing on wealthy ethnographic and ancient examine, McGranahan tells the tale of the Tibetan resistance and the social tactics wherein this background is made and unmade, and lived and forgotten within the current. success of veterans’ wish for popularity hinges at the Dalai Lama and “historical arrest,” a convention during which the telling of definite pasts is suspended until eventually an undetermined time sooner or later. during this research, struggles over background end up a profound discomfort of belonging. Tibetan cultural politics, neighborhood identities, and non secular commitments can't be disentangled from imperial histories, modern geopolitics, and romanticized representations of Tibet. relocating deftly from armed fight to nonviolent starvation moves, and from diplomatic places of work to refugee camps, Arrested Histories presents strong insights into the stakes of political engagement and the cultural contradictions of daily life.

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