中興大學國際政治研究所將於 6 月舉辦「探索印度演講系列」之演講活動,詳細資訊如下 :

本活動改由南亞觀察主辦,訂於 6 月14 日 晚上 7 點於台北市大安區金華街142號舉行。詳情請見南亞觀察網頁:
http://southasiawatch.tw/archives/category/news

講題 : 為印度保衛國境的西藏難民

講者 : 林汝羽

(現任南亞觀察特約撰稿人、天下雜誌獨立評論及SOS平台寫作計畫「沒有國家的人」 專欄作者)

演講簡介 :

本演講主要分享研究者在印度流亡藏人社群中,針對已退役的年長藏人早年在印度軍隊服役中的經驗,所發現的歷史事實與初步分析。從六零年代至今,有許多藏人在印度軍隊當中服役,他們當中從軍動機在六零、七零及九零年代發生差異。這份研究也調查印度藏族軍人的收入使用情形、其之於流亡藏人定居點發展的社會角色。最後,以參與軍事訓練及印度邊界戰爭為因素,探討早年流亡印度的藏人個人意義結構上,國族敘事與情感的轉向。

Narratives of Tibetans Defending Indian Borders
After 1959, the Tibetan guerrillas who fought against Chinese invasion, later facilitated the 14th Dalai Lama’s escape through the Himalayas, have joined the Indian army in the early 1960s. The Special Frontier Forces(SFF) based near Dehra Dun in Uttar Pradesh, also known as Establishment 22, recruited many Tibetans who have came from Tibet in a time span from 1959 to early 1970s.

The former guerrillas served in the Indian army with the expectation of defeating the Chinese, regaining the military strength of Tibet, and then prepare to return to Tibet. Such scheme has changed after 1962 Sino-Indian war. Since early 1980s, the reason of the second-generation Tibetan refugees joining the Indian army, is mostly economic, and such has become a survival strategy for refugees.

These trained soldiers brought a stable income to their family to support basic education for their siblings, wedding and funeral expenses, and initial financial endowment of seasonal sweater selling business. They often engaged in business or farming after retirement, some of them continue serving at the security department of CTA.

This presentation wishes to share the preliminary findings in the fieldwork, to depict the trajectory of two generations defending the border of where they don’t belong, and some of them participated in wars.

The speaker wishes to elaborate the meaning of the state for these refugees from their experiences serving in the army, for example, how does the concept of the Indian state link with the idea of a “Tibetan state”? Does their body experiences reflect on their knowledge of self and thus make them different from other refugees?

歡迎有興趣的朋友踴躍參加,共襄盛舉 !

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