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Tibetan Refugee Camp, Bylakuppe, India

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Cat living on woman’s bent back. Hard workers these Tibetans are.





The following photos are from my visit to the Bylakuppe refugee camp in Karnataka Province, Southern India. I conducted interviews with refugees from the local school, community organizations, and villages which comprises the article in the above post.
These photos show a modal of the Potala palace in Tibet that children of the refugee school constructed, a group of nuns debating scripture, apprentice tanka painters, a middle school class in session, and the traditional Tibetan medicine doctor who examined me and told me that I needed to meditate more. He was probably right.

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Filed under: Anthropology, Journalism, Refugees

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3054 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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