The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan Resilience and Survival
Published: Monday 21st December 2015
Through firsthand research of the Lhotsampa people in Bhutan, ACU's Dr Venkat Pulla, social work academic provides insight into one of the world's quietest human rights abuses in this century. This book, The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan: Resilience and Survival, is a testimony to their survival and the resilience.
What the reviewers say:
"The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan highlights the plight of a highly oppressed and excluded people group whose voices have been silenced and overlooked. Venkat Pulla and colleagues skillfully examine the nuanced issues of culture, intergenerational conflicts in resettlement, human rights abuses, discrimination and exclusion, the refugee experience, and reintegration after resettlement." – Vishanthie Sewpaul, Senior Professor of Social Work, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
'Despite its claims about 'gross national happiness,' Bhutan is one of the world's largest per capita producers of refugees. This book clearly challenges this happiness myth by exposing the gross hypocrisy at the heart of Bhutan's treatment of its people.' – Paul Power, CEO, Refugee Council of Australia
'With the emasculation of human rights in the 'Land of the Dragon,' Bhutan is anything but a Shangri-La. I recommend this book for everyone who wishes to know about how the Drukpa treated the Lhotsampa people.' – Professor. Fernand de Varennes, Faculté de droit, Université de Moncton, Canada.