© 2016

The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan

Resilience and Survival

  • Editors
  • Venkat Pulla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Venkat Pulla, Prahlad Dahal
    Pages 13-29
  3. Venkat Pulla, Prahlad Dahal
    Pages 31-45
  4. Venkat Pulla, Asmita Dhital
    Pages 47-59
  5. Venkat Pulla, Sarjoh Bah
    Pages 61-78
  6. Jennifer Woods, Venkat Pulla
    Pages 95-119
  7. Narayan Gopalkrishnan, Venkat Pulla
    Pages 121-143
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 179-184

About this book


This book provides insight into one of the world's quietest human rights abuses. The story of the Lhotsampa people of Bhutan describes their journey of coping and resilience, incorporating qualitative research undertaken in the refugee camps in Nepal and resettlement areas in Australia and elsewhere in the world.


Refugees and social work Lhotshampa people Bhutanese Refugees Nepalese refugee camps human rights social work work

About the authors

Prahlad Dahal, Cairns and Region Multicultural Association, Australia Asmita Dhittal, SAATH, Nepal Sarjoh Bah, Auburn Diversity Services Inc., Australia Devika Rai, Pokhara University, Nepal Jennifer Woods, Charles Sturt University, Australia Narayan Gopalkrishnan, James Cook University, Australia Om Dhungel, SEVA International, Australia

Bibliographic information


“The editor and authors deserve appreciation for their passion in researching a community on which there is an absolute lack of previous literature. … this book is successful in communicating the painstaking details of the now global Lhotsampa community. An essential read, it deserves to be at the top of the table of human rights policy makers, sociologists, anthropologists, development studies experts and of course, those pursuing research on Gross National Happiness.” (Rituparna Bhattacharyya, South Asia Research, Vol. 37 (1), February, 2017)