Sept 21-30, 2004, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Arunachal Pradesh was formally a southern province of Tibet, annexed by the British 1914 and remains part of India, though the region was the focal point of the Sino-India war of 1962. The region affords a unique insight into the Tibetan Bhuddist tradition, unhindered by the chinese cultural revolution and repression which exists across the Border a hundred kilometers away.
When the 14th Dalai Lama fled from Tibet, following the failure of a rebellion against the Chinese central government, he crossed into India on 30 March 1959 and spent some days resting at Tawang Monastery before reaching Tezpur in Assam on 18 April 1959
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