By Carole McGranahan
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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