Will Tibet Ever Find Her Soul Again? India Tibet Relations 1947-1962 - Part 2

The second volume of the India Tibet Relations (1947-1962) begins soon after signature of 17-Point Agreement in May 1951. 
During the years under study (1951-54), the position of India on the Roof of the World changed drastically. 
This volume shall go in depth into the slow deterioration of the age-old Indo-Tibet relations, gradually being replaced by a cruder relation with the new occupiers of Tibet. The Indian officials posted in Lhasa, Gyantse, Yatung or Gartok were the first to realize the true face of the Chinese ‘liberators’.
During this period, very few Tibetans had the courage to fight the ineluctable; most Tibetans, whether from the aristocracy or the clergy, collaborated with the occupying forces. 
“Will Tibet find her soul again?” wrote the Indian Trade Agent in Gyantse in one of his reports. 
The question is still hanging.

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Claude Arpi was born in 1949 in Angoulême, France. Since 1974, he is settled in South India.  He is the author of several books and more than one thousand articles on Tibet, China, India, defence and border issues and Indo-French relations.
Claude holds the Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Chair of Excellence of the United Service Institution of India for his research on India-Tibet Relations.

His website (http://www.claudearpi.net) carries the largest number of historical documents on topics such as the Indo-China relations, the flight of the Dalai Lama in 1959 and the consequences of the 1962 Sino-Indian war for India, etc. His blog (http://claudearpi.blogspot.in) is popular with those interested in defence and international relations issues, particularly related to Tibet and China.


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prelude
01 The First Months after the Signature of the 17-Point Agreement
02 The Chinese Slowly Settle in Lhasa
03 The Case of the Indian Radio Operators 
04 The Tide is Turning: Independent no more
05 When India Fed the Liberation Army 
06 The Situation in Tawang
07 Will Tibet ever find her soul again? 
08 The Closure of the Kashgar Consulate 
09 The Downgrading of the Lhasa Consulate 
10 Military Consolidation on the Plateau 
11 The Advance towards the Line 
12 Minsar: The Indian Village in Tibet 
13 The Indian Trade Agency in Gartok
14 Romanticism and Hostiles Borders The Indian Frontier Administrative Service
15 The Central Intelligence Agency on Tibet in the Early 1950s
16 Our Prestige is at Low Ebb
17 The Trade in the First Years of Occupation
18 Sinha does it again
19 Framework for the Beijing Negotiations
20 The Tibet Talks: The First Month
21 The Tibet Talks – February 1954 
22 The Tibet Talks: The Last Two Months
23 The Floods in Gyantse: the Deluge
Concluding Remarks
Index
Maps
Map 1 – Indian Trade Agencies and Missions
Map 2 – PLA Advances in Xinjiang - 1949 
Map 3 – PLA Occupation of Tibet in 1953 
Map 4 – PLA Occupation of Western Tibet in 1953 
Map 5 – Aksai Chin Road 
Map 6 – Barahoti and Passes