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Bylakuppe Tibetan Refugee Settlement In India

Bylakuppe is one of the biggest Tibetan refugee settlements in India, located in the west of the Mysore District in the state of Karnataka, south of India and the total area of the settlement is 3210 acre with present population of 10921.The settlement has 5 monasteries. Sera monastery, Namdrolling monastery,Nyingma monastery,Sakya monastery,Nyingma monastery.Sera monastery is the biggest monastery among them with almost 3000 monks and has Buddhist universities for advanced Buddhist practices and studies. Namrodoling Monastery Golden Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temple in India.The photographs are taken in the year 2009 and 2010.
 

Remote Tibetan Refugee Settlement In NepalThere are three Remote Tibetan Refugee Settlement in Nepal. Rasuwa Geygeyling is one of the settlement has 7 scattered camps and they are very closed to Tibet in the region of Rasuwa District a land of Tamang  has same culture and language like Tibetan.The region of Rasuwa District not very far from Tibet. Hundreds of Thousand Tibetans from neighboring Kyirong District left their motherland in order to escape from Chinese tyranny and terror were scattered throughout the Rasuwa District.This settlement is also located in one of the most remote region of Nepal and there are not any transport facilities have to walk in the mountains. Most of them are having cows, therefore they live with animals in the mountains for there livelihood.The Tibetan settlements had been established as an important means by which these people preserve their heritage and convey it to their younger generations. In recant years due to economic pressures and difficult living conditions, the populations of these communities have declined over the years with so many people moving to the cities where they often find an easier and more profitable livelihood.Due to the location of area only few families migrate to Kathmandu.
A census taken May 2009 reveals that there 214 and representing 42 families currently living in Geygeyling Settlement. An assessment of the population by age is as Living quarters were initially built stone mud with shingle roofs. In 1998 reconstruction were done with funds from EU. Now houses are having GI sheet roofing.As these communities erode, so does their cultural cohesion and, in due course, their Tibetan identity. The recent census reveals that there 214 and representing 42 families. The photographs are taken in the year 2012.