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Echoes from DharamsalaMusic in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community$
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Keila Diehl

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230439

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230439.001.0001

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A Resting Place to Pass Through

(p.32) 1 Dharamsala
Echoes from Dharamsala

Keila Diehl

University of California Press

This chapter complicates the notion of “home” considered from the perspective of exile, emphasizing the deep connections for Tibetans between the Dalai Lama's presence in Dharamsala and being “in place”, connections that extend more literal or geographically based understandings of displacement. The discussion of Dharamsala is grounded in the concept of pilgrimage because of this Himalayan town's dual character as a holy destination for many Tibetan refugees and as a place they all hope to eventually leave. This chapter suggests that the resulting tension between simultaneously feeling at home and out of place informs the emotional power songs have as icons of places for Tibetan refugee listeners.

Keywords:   Dharamsala, home, Tibetan refugees, Dalai Lama, pilgrimage, holy destination, power songs

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