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Reconstructing The 1950s

1958 Thrindu Resistance - Thupa la & Ngawang Kyinzom

In the year 1944, Thupa la became a monk at the age of 13 in Thrindu Labrang ( Eastern Tibet) and at age 22, he became Chatsoe ( treasurer) of Thrindu Tulku. He tells his experiences of the 1950 arrival of PLA via Chamdo and the hardship experienced under the Democratic Reform Policy in 1956. His wife Ngawang Lhamo (daughter of Thrindu Chieftan) spoke about how her father voiced his resistance and took up arms. In 1958, Thrindu was defeated and they escaped to Nagchu and later on to India.