Wong Ying Sheng – The Deoli Diary

I first met Wong Ying Sheng in early January of 2012 in a Hakka restaurant.  When I walked through the door with my father and uncle, he instantly recognized us and began talking to my father in Hakka.  He then turned to me and said in English, “We’ve been waiting for someone to write our story.  It’s a bit later than we hoped, but it’s never too late.”

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Andy Hsieh – The Deoli Diary

Before his journey to the Deoli Concentration Camp, Andy Hsieh was a student at a boarding school in Shillong, a city that used to be the capital of Assam and is now the capital of the state of Meghalaya.  He was taken at the height of the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict.

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Association of India Deoli Camp Internees 1962

China and India must shed burden of the dead past to move ahead

By Deng Xijun, Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India

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Mr. and Mrs. Tang – The Deoli Diary

Mr. and Mrs. Tang are a quiet, elderly couple.  When I first arrived at their home, they looked slightly uncomfortable and hesitant.  I could tell that they were somewhat wary of what I was going to ask of them.  For their sake, I have given them pseudonyms in this narrative.

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Fear And Forgetting

The 1962 internment of Indian-Chinese


The Hindi School in Makum, formely a Chinese school

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Deoli Internment Camp

A few years back, a former internee returned to Deoli Camp and managed to take these pictures.

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Letter To The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh

In January of 2011, AIDCI (Association of India Deoli Camp Internees 1962) sent a second letter to the Indian Prime Minister, appealing for the establishment of an official monument to commemorate the lives lost during the 1962 internment at Deoli. Both the first and second letters have gone unacknowledged and unanswered

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