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The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan

Resilience and Survival

Editors: Pulla, Venkat (Ed.)

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This book provides insight into one of the world's quietest human rights abuses. The story of the Lhotsampa people of Bhutan describes their journey of coping and resilience, incorporating qualitative research undertaken in the refugee camps in Nepal and resettlement areas in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

About the authors

Prahlad Dahal, Cairns and Region Multicultural Association, Australia Asmita Dhittal, SAATH, Nepal Sarjoh Bah, Auburn Diversity Services Inc., Australia Devika Rai, Pokhara University, Nepal Jennifer Woods, Charles Sturt University, Australia Narayan Gopalkrishnan, James Cook University, Australia Om Dhungel, SEVA International, Australia

Reviews

“The editor and authors deserve appreciation for their passion in researching a community on which there is an absolute lack of previous literature. … this book is successful in communicating the painstaking details of the now global Lhotsampa community. An essential read, it deserves to be at the top of the table of human rights policy makers, sociologists, anthropologists, development studies experts and of course, those pursuing research on Gross National Happiness.” (Rituparna Bhattacharyya, South Asia Research, Vol. 37 (1), February, 2017)



"The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan highlights the plight of a highly oppressed and excluded people group whose voices have been silenced and overlooked. Venkat Pulla and colleagues skillfully examine the nuanced issues of culture, intergenerational conflicts in resettlement, human rights abuses, discrimination and exclusion, the refugee experience, and reintegration after resettlement." Vishanthie Sewpaul, Senior Professor of Social Work, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

'Despite its claims about 'gross national happiness,' Bhutan is one of the world's largest per capita producers of refugees. This book clearly challenges this happiness myth by exposing the gross hypocrisy at the heart of Bhutan's treatment of its people.' Paul Power, CEO, Refugee Council of Australia

'With the emasculation of human rights in the 'Land of the Dragon,' Bhutan is anything but a Shangri-La. I recommend this book for everyone who wishes to know about how the Drukpa treated the Lhotsampa people.' Fernand de Varennes, Faculté de droit, Université de Moncton, Canada

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Who Are the Lhotsampa? What Caused Their Flight from Bhutan?

    Pulla, Venkat

    Pages 1-12

  • Around the Period of Crisis

    Pulla, Venkat (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

  • Life in Refugee Camps

    Pulla, Venkat (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • “Human Rights and Inhuman Wrongs”: The Year 1990 in Review

    Pulla, Venkat (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • Settling in Australia

    Pulla, Venkat (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55142-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55721-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan
Book Subtitle
Resilience and Survival
Editors
  • Venkat Pulla
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55142-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137551429
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55721-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 184
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