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By Carole McGranahan

In the Fifties, millions of normal Tibetans rose as much as protect their nation and faith opposed to chinese language troops. Their citizen military fought via 1974 with covert aid from the Tibetan exile govt and the governments of India, Nepal, and the U.S.. many years later, the tale of this resistance is just commencing to be informed and has no longer but entered the annals of Tibetan nationwide historical past. 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 study, McGranahan tells the tale of the Tibetan resistance and the social approaches during which this historical past is made and unmade, and lived and forgotten within the current. success of veterans’ hope for acceptance hinges at the Dalai Lama and “historical arrest,” a tradition during which the telling of definite pasts is suspended until eventually an undetermined time sooner or later. during this research, struggles over background become a profound ache of belonging. Tibetan cultural politics, local identities, and spiritual 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 workplaces to refugee camps, Arrested Histories offers strong insights into the stakes of political engagement and the cultural contradictions of daily life.

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