Published in October 2018 by University of California Press, “From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal” by Geoff Childs and Namgyal Choedup documents the demographic and social consequences of educational migration from Nubri, a Tibetan enclave in the highlands of Nepal.
From the University of California Press website:
The authors explore parents’ motivations for sending their children to distant schools and monasteries, social connections that shape migration pathways, young people’s estrangement from village life, and dilemmas that arise when educated individuals are unable or unwilling to return and reside in their native villages. Drawing on numerous decades of research, this study documents a transitional period when the future of a Himalayan society teeters on the brink of irreversible change.
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