“Voice” at Majnu Ka Tila (Tibetan rehabilitation colony)

Posted on July 13, 2008

The message behind the jacket says: “Yeh meri jagah hai” (this is my place).

With this statement, I was responding to the way refugee communities under political asylum go through the process of re-creating their “place” in an alien country. The environments I stand in and walk through speak of the rich culturally assimilated world they live in.

a neighborhood TV-watching booth. they are watching a Tibetan-language channel.

talking to a student near a wall used for demonstration/protest posters

another “wall of protest”

the Tibetan flag and a drunk guy on on the pavement

at the entrance/exit of the “refugee colony”

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