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Reconstructing The 1950s

Tingri During the Tumultuous Period of 1950s - Bhu Dhola, Tingri Rachu

Beginning from the early 1950s, China started a series of major highway network projects all over Tibet especially in the border region with the aim of ensuring their colonial ambition. By the middle of 1950s, numerous highway projects were already underway in many areas bordering India and Nepal. Bhu Dhola being the head of one such project in the Tingri region, recounts the trials and tribulations of Tibetan laborers at the time and how he tried to find a balance between the PLA’s demands and local laborers actual hardships.