Hope Across Generations for Tibetan Refugees

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Generations since their exile from Tibet, the Tibetan community in India preserves a sense of heritage, defiance and hope.

Kalsangaolma, 59, runs a small stall in the Tibetan Refugees Cloths Market, in Hyderabad. The only Tibetan in the market, she is considered the leader, almost like a mother, to the vendors who hail from across India.

Sipping a small bowl of soup, she is happy to have what she does. When she was just two years old, she had fled Tibet in 1959 along with the Dalai Lama and 80,000 other refugees. Since then, the Indian government has helped them settle in India.

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