Chapter

“There is a Tension in Our Hearts”

Keila Diehl

in Echoes from Dharamsala

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230439
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936003 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230439.003.0003
“There is a Tension in Our Hearts”

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This chapter discusses tangible and imagined ways in which the roots of the Tibetan homeland penetrate and are selectively cultivated in India. It highlights the historicity of popular memory and tradition and discusses the efforts by the Dalai Lama's government-in-exile to preserve what is commonly referred to as the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. It also evaluates the risks and benefits of these preservation attempts.

Keywords: Tibetan homeland; India; popular memory; tradition; Dalai Lama; cultural heritage

Chapter.  17237 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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