After the Dalai Lama fled to India in early 1959, many Tibetans followed him and put up in the Darjeeling and Kalimpong region. This first exile newspaper first came out in March 1960, from Darjeeling. It was financed by the Dalai Lama’s elder brother Gyalo Thondup and provided general news for Tibetans in Tibet and in exile.
Rang dbang gsar shog, March 23, 1963. South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies Library of the University of Vienna.
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[…] there were amnemities between some newly arrivals, causing the simultanious existence of two “Freedom“-newspapers in Darjeeling. Funded by Gyalo Thondup’s secretary Lhamo Tsering, this […]
[…] exile newspaper emerged out of the two parallel publications Freedom and Defend Tibet’s Freedom. When the Dalai Lama intervened in 1965, both publications were […]