At the Borders of Homeland and Exile: Tibetan Literature

At the Borders of Homeland and Exile: Tibetan Literature

At the Borders of Homeland and Exile: Tibetan Literature

A Tibetan man wearing army fatigues gets off a bus. With his crew cut and military physique, he is clearly a soldier of the Tibetan unit of the Indian army, a soldier retired and returning home to his Tibetan settlement in the Indian South, it turns out. Carrying an oversized duffel bag and a stereo loudly blaring Bollywood music on his shoulder, he saunters into the alleys of the settlement as kids watch him admiringly.