About this object

A small watercolour showing forced labour, there is Tibetan commentary of the events written on the watercolour. Shows Tibetans being forced to work as beasts of burden, pulling carts and ploughing land as Chinese officers intimidate and beat the Tibetans with guns.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Lobsang Choten
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Tibet Society
  • Collector
    Lois Lang-Sims
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1964 before
  • Measurements
    280 mm x 385 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: This watercolour is thought to have been painted at the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Hillside, Darjeeling. Painted in the 5th month, unclear if this is Tibetan or western calendar date. The group of paintings was purchased from The Tibet Society for £2.0.0. They were given to the Tibet Society by Lois Lang-Sims who was given them when in India in 1962. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Lobsang Choten ( Artist/maker); Lois Lang-Sims ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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