Following the forced escape of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in March 1959, thousands of Tibetans also fled Tibet, and it was these refugees who formed the early exile community. This is the story of the ones forced into exile.

Tsenjol - Forced into Exile

The Tibetan term coined to reflect the situation of Tibetans after the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

British Pathe News Report

From the collection of British Pathe, the arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama into Exile

A Home Away from Home

A Documentary about Tibetan exile's produced by Government of India highlighting the situation of Tibetans in India.

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