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Editor's Note

Editor's Note Editor’s Note In 1959, a young Tibetan woman named Dolkar gathered up her seven children to begin their escape over the frigid Himalayan trails to take refuge in India. More than 100,0 Tibetans were making a similar journey that 00 year, driven into exile by the Chinese invasion of their country t.h Ie n 1951, Chinese army had easily overpowered the poorly armed Tibetan defenders, then occupied and claimed sovereignty over the kingdom. In the guerrilla war that followed, the invaders killed tens of thousands of civilians, executed monks, and destroyed monasteries. In 1 t 95 h 9 e , Chinese plotted to kidnap the Dalai Lama; in response, the twenty-three-year-old Buddhist leader escaped across the border into India, trekking two days and nights without stopping. One of Dolkar’s children died in the harsh weather on the dang - erous jour ney. With her remaining children, she eventually reached the Indian hill town of Mussoorie, where the Dalai Lama had established the first center for his government in exile. Unable to support her family there, she moved to Shimla, in the forested foothills, then to Majnu Ka Tilla, a hamlet of Tibetan refugees just outside Delhi. A portrait of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Editor's Note

Manoa , Volume 31 (2) – Dec 18, 2019

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Editor’s Note In 1959, a young Tibetan woman named Dolkar gathered up her seven children to begin their escape over the frigid Himalayan trails to take refuge in India. More than 100,0 Tibetans were making a similar journey that 00 year, driven into exile by the Chinese invasion of their country t.h Ie n 1951, Chinese army had easily overpowered the poorly armed Tibetan defenders, then occupied and claimed sovereignty over the kingdom. In the guerrilla war that followed, the invaders killed tens of thousands of civilians, executed monks, and destroyed monasteries. In 1 t 95 h 9 e , Chinese plotted to kidnap the Dalai Lama; in response, the twenty-three-year-old Buddhist leader escaped across the border into India, trekking two days and nights without stopping. One of Dolkar’s children died in the harsh weather on the dang - erous jour ney. With her remaining children, she eventually reached the Indian hill town of Mussoorie, where the Dalai Lama had established the first center for his government in exile. Unable to support her family there, she moved to Shimla, in the forested foothills, then to Majnu Ka Tilla, a hamlet of Tibetan refugees just outside Delhi. A portrait of

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