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University of North Carolina

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Fall 12-1-2014

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Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples


McLeod Ganj, a major suburb of Dharamsala, has been the home of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile for the past 54 years. The arrival of His Holiness caused a surge of development in McLeod Ganj. My independent study project studies the resulting changes in the physical infrastructure, the way people use space in McLeod Ganj and whether Tibetans perceive McLeod Ganj as their home. I hope to further understand the complexity and fluidity of the idea of home, specifically for Tibetan refugees, through the examination of physical changes in McLeod Ganj.


Anthropology | Asian Studies | Community-Based Research | Demography, Population, and Ecology | History of Religions of Eastern Origins | Social and Cultural Anthropology


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