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Tawang, Monpas and Tibetan Buddhism in Transition

Life and Society along the India-China Borderland

  • M. Mayilvaganan
  • Nasima Khatoon
  • Sourina Bej
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About this book

Introduction

This book presents various facets of border life in the strategic eastern sector of the India-China frontier, i.e. the Monpas of Tawang. It addresses the history of the Monpas’ transnational cultural and religious interaction. The respective chapters cover diverse topics such as culture, religion, the environment, border management, and social activism. The book offers a compelling analysis of Mon identity, their lifestyles in transition, and the reach of development politics in the Tawang borderland. It maximizes reader insights into development works in borderlands. This book is an essential guide for students, scholars, activists, policy makers, and anyone interested in learning about this unique geographical borderland of Monpa.

Keywords

Tawang Monpas Borderland Studies India-China Border Eastern Himalaya Identity Politics

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Mayilvaganan
    • 1
  • Nasima Khatoon
    • 2
  • Sourina Bej
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced StudiesIndian Institute of Science campusBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced StudiesIndian Institute of Science campusBengaluruIndia
  3. 3.National Institute of Advanced StudiesIndian Institute of Science campusBengaluruIndia

About the editors

M. Mayilvaganan is an Associate Professor in International Strategic and Security Studies Programme at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. He was a former visiting senior lecturer at Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia, where he taught South Asia in International Relations, Modern Warfare and International Politics and Associate Fellow at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi. He has published in the areas related to India’s Neighborhood and Indo-Pacific. His fields of academic interest are strategic and security issues concerning India's neighborhood, Indo-Pacific, foreign policies of India, China, Japan and the US, Borderland and non-traditional security issues.

Nasima Khatoon is a Research Associate in International Strategic and Security Studies Programme at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru.  Her areas of research include nuclear diplomacy, national security, and West Asia.

Sourina Bej is a Research Associate in International Strategic and Security Studies Programme at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her research interest is on water governance, climate change, identity and development politics in South Asia. She has also worked as a correspondent-cum-copy editor at The Times of India, Chennai.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tawang, Monpas and Tibetan Buddhism in Transition
  • Book Subtitle Life and Society along the India-China Borderland
  • Editors M. Mayilvaganan
    Nasima Khatoon
    Sourina Bej
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4346-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-4345-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-4348-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-4346-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 176
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anthropology
    Biotechnology
    Development Studies
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