Western Tibet and the British Border Land

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Asian Educational Services, 1996 - Tibet Autonomous Region (China) - 376 pages
A short and very informative work on the history of western Tibet including Ladakh. The book has 15 chapters that cover 1) the Greek and Roman authors on the nations of Western Tibet 2) the mission of the Mons to western Tibet 3) the migration of the dards 4) the Chinese records of western Tibet (640-760 AD) 5) the time of the Tibeto-durd Kingdoms (500-1000 AD) 6) the inauguration of the central Tibetan dynasty and its first kings (900-1400 A.D) 7) The days of Tsongkapa and the fall of the first dynasty (1400-1580) 8) the time of the Baltiwars (1560-1640) 9) the great Mongol war 1646, 1647 10) the quarrel for the succession (1680-1780) 11) the last two kings (1780-1843) 12) the fall of the western Tibetan empire (1834-1840) 13) the conquest of Baltistan (1841) 14) war against central Tibet (1841-42). The book ends with 2 appendices that note 1) Rinchana Bhotis career and 2) the Ancient history of Lahore. The book was first published in 1907.
 

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Contents

CHAP PAGE I INTRODUCTORY
1
ASKOT AND THE ABORIGINAL RAJIS
9
LEGENDS OF THE HOLY LAND
30
A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE BHOTIAS
56
THE RELIGIONS OF THE TIBETANS HINDUS AND BHOTIAS COM PARED
74
SUPERSTITIONS
90
BHOTIA MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
104
TIBETAN AND BHOTIA DEATH CEREMONIES
116
Crossing the River to Taklakot T G L
173
The Jongpen and Lama
179
Tibetan Dancers T G L
185
the Bridegroom T G L
191
The Tomb of Zorawar Singh
198
Khojarnath Monastery
206
BY T G LONGSTAFF
213
Valley on Gurla Mandhata T G L
215

A TIBETAN TRADE ROUTE
133
The Meeting of the Waters Kuti and Kali Rivers
137
TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION IN WESTERN TIBET OR NAP I
142
A Valley leading to Nampa T G L
147
Yaks
153
The descent on the Tibetan side T G L
160
ITS OFFICIALS AND PRIESTS
162
The View of Tibet from the Lipu Lekh Pass
166
Crest of Gurla Mandhata T G L
221
RELIGION AND GOVERNMENT IN TIBET
232
MANSAROWAR AND KAII AS THE ABODE OF THE GODS
259
GARTOK AND THE VICEROYS
291
THE MARKET OF GYANEMA THE SUTLEJ VALLEY AND THE KING DOM OF THE AMAZONS
324
THE PASSES TO WESTERN TIBET AND CUSTOMS OF THE WESTERN BHOTIAS
340
INDEX
369
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