Title Tibet and The British Raj: The Frontier Cadre1904-1947
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Delhi, India Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives 2009
8186470921 / 9788186470923
Seller ID 103647
Despite the popular image of Tibet as a remote and inaccessible land to which few Europeans ventured, more than one hundred British-Indian officials lived and worked there during the years 1904-1947.Following Colonel Younghusband's 1903-04 mission to Lhasa, these officers and their supporting staff were posted in central and southern Tibet, and, after 1936-1937, at the British Mission Lhasa. Among those who rose to the senior positions there were such famous frontiersmen as Colonel P.M. Bailey, Sir Charles Bell, and Hugh Richardson.This ground-breaking work draws on previously unpublished sources, both oral and written, to examine the character, role, and influence of these officers. It concentrates on those who formed a small, distinct, group of Tibetan specialists : 'the Tibet cadre'. These men were diplomatic representatives of the Raj, but they were also scholars, spies, and empire-builders, who not only influenced events in Tibet but also shaped our modern understanding of that land. This will be the definitive source for students of Anglo-Tibetan relations.Printed Pages: 347 with 8 Pages of Plates.
Tibet and The British Raj: The Frontier Cadre1904-1947 Alex Mckay