When Tibet was invaded by China in the 1950s the Dalai Lama and many Tibetans left, finding a new home in India. Over the years this population has grown, now overseen by a Central Tibetan authority which has never been formally integrated into India.
While this has allowed Tibetans to retain their culture and religion, it’s added challenges when it comes to citizenship.
Associate Professor Sonika Gupta (China Studies Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Madras)
Recorded 26 June, 2019.