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  • Isabelle Eberhardt: An Interview with the Kathleen Modrowski

    Isabelle Eberhardt: An Interview with the anthropologist, Kathleen ModrowskiThe following is an interview with the anthropologist, Kathleen Modrowski about the life, times, writings, and character of Isabelle Eberhardt. Kathleen conducted the bulk of her anthropological research in North Africa, and found records of Eberhardt while going through old economic archives in Algiers. This discovery sparked [...]

  • Article on Tibetan Refugees in Bylakuppe, India

    The following is a revision of an article that I wrote from a visit to the Bylakuppe Tibetan Refugee camp in Karnataka, India. Abroad View magazine selected it for publication in their spring 2008 print edition.Seekers of Refuge in a Land of No Return:Conversations with Tibetan Refugees in BylakuppeIn 1959, on the heels of their [...]

  • Overseas Chinese in India, part II

    Overseas Chinese in India: Thick Description, IILunch conversation with Tony Leong and Lawrence LiangThe following is a record of a conversation that I had with Tony Leong and Lawrence Liang in a high class East Asian restaurant off Cunningham Road in Bangalore. Both of my conversation subjects were of Chinese descent but were born and [...]

  • Overseas Chinese in India

    Overseas Chinese in India: Thick Description, I A classroom meeting with Tony Leong This following document consists of thick description notes of a classroom meeting with Tony Leong; who is a third generation Overseas Chinese that was born and raised in India. Mr. Leong came in to provide a ‘Global Migration and Refugee Studies’ class [...]

  • Seekers of Refuge in a Land of No Return

    Seekers of Refuge in a Land of No Return:Conversations with Tibetan Refugees in BylakuppeIn 1959, on the heels of their beloved Dalai Lama, tens of thousands of Tibetans abandoned their Chinese occupied homeland and sought refuge in India. Recognizing the atrocious nature of the Chinese invasion and subsequent colonization, along with the uncomforting political situation [...]

  • Tibetan Refugee Camp, Bylakuppe, India

    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 [...]

  • Bylakkupe photos

    These photos were taken from a visit that I took to the Bylakuppe refugee camp in Southern India as a part of my Friends World Program, Long Island University studies . They show monks carrying out a very agressive, loud, though playful, debate session, school children from the refugee school, a monastery, and village children [...]

  • Tibetan Refugee Camp- Bylakuppe