With borders and interests moving towards it like glaciers, the Tibetan world withstands intimidations, assimilation, ethnic submersion, climate change, desertification, rural exodus and poverty. Nevertheless, nothing seems to erase this sense of belonging to something bigger than their Himalayan summits and which takes them through harsh lives, bullied identity and seized opportunities. In the monastery (Anis Ghumba) of Chagam which houses 136 nuns, on a high altitude pasture land with Drokpa nomads near Chumur, in the refugee’s village in Leh or in the districts of the Bodnath stupa in Kathmandu, these women and men resist by remaining themselves, « Tibetan ».
Fixer: Amrita Gurung, Tsering Angchuk
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