Contents: I. China’s Tibet Policy: Reforms and Developments: 1. Ecological damage and development in Tibetan plateau and its implications/Satish Kr. Singh. 2. The dynamics of China’s religious policy towards Tibet during Mao’s regime/Vikas Kumar Singh. 3. Cultural revolution and culture of minority in China : A study of Tibet/Vijaya Chamundeswari. 4. Impact of the Tsangpo Dam built by China on tribes and society of North East India/Ruchi Awasty. 5. China’s diversion policy on the Brahmaputra river basin/Dileep Kumar. 6. The great Western development programme: a comparative study in Tibet and Xinjiang/Pooja Pingua. II. Socio – Religious and Cultural Identity: 7. Between great Tibet and little Tibet: The Balti of Ladakh/Mutasif Hussian. 8. Paradigm shift in the education system and its impact on women: a case study of Tibet/Sravanee Banerjee. 9. “Proto Globalization in Ladakh”: religion, politics and the circuits of exchanges/Muzaffar Hussain. 10. Status of women in Tibet and Bhutan; a comparative study/Priyadharsani Verma. 11. Tibetan Muslims in Kashmir: understanding the issues of identity/Kouser Fatima. 12. Death and dying culture of the Bhutias in Indian Himalayas of Sikkim and Tibet’s cultural linkages/Chokey Namgyal Bhutia and Pravhat Lama. III. Tibetan in Exile: Changing Dynamics. 13. Central Tibetan administration: a case study of Tibetan democracy in exile/Harmeet Singh. 14. A study of protest and uprising in Tibet since 1950: an update/Deskit Angmo. 15. Tibet and China under unrelenting geo-politics stratagem and conflict (1951–) the way ahead/Tsetan Namgyal. 16. Trend of violence against women: a case study of Tibet and Uzbekistan/Jigmet Spaldon. 17. Present scenario of tibet: focusing on cases of self immolation/Alka. IV. Tibet and International Relations: Past and Present: 18. Tibet issue in British India’s policy/Rakesh Kr Yadav. 19. Tibet-China affinity and adversary affairs: the paradigm of priest-Patron(Cho-yen) relationship/S.K Pathak. 20. Assessment of Russia’s involvement in the Tibetan affairs during the great game/Tseyang Lhamo. 21. European union’s policy towards Tibet: post Strasburg proposal/Madan Yadav.
Understanding the complexity of issues confronting to Tibet is the prime focus of this book. As we all know the security and stability of our country is largely conditioned by the developments that are taking place in Tibet. Though, Tibet lost its Independent position gradually in the post-1945 phase but still it's going to play a significant role in the present scenario of world politics particularly in the context of South Asia and Eurasia Central Asian geopolitical dynamics.
On the other side, India has been adamantly unyielding because of its long and high bonding historical and cultural relations with this land for centuries. The episode of 1959 Dalai Lama's fled to India along with large numbers of Tibetan refuge to India and India's unconditional support on the humanitarian ground at the edge of 1962 war with China has not affected even broaden the cordial relations stronger and strengthened while supporting the cause of Tibet. In recent year again Buddhism can play a significant role in strengthening the relations.
Peace and stability in Tibet not only relevant to India and other Asian regions but the larger International community. Tibetan plateau has a rich mineral and water resources so these resources should be harnessed. Tibet can play a significant role and regain its identity in the International community only when it will able to integrate itself with the global political system. Despite a lot of internal ethnic problems, Tibet is still able to maintain its peace and tranquility. This is due to the Buddhist philosophy which preaches non-violence and universal brotherhood.