In the service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lama: Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa - Untold stories of Tibet

June 16, 2016|
In the service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lama: Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa - Untold stories of Tibet by Jamyang Choegyal Kasho
$29.99
Kobo ebook

Available for download

Not available in stores

Prices and offers may vary in store

about

There is probably no personality in modern (pre '59) Tibetan politics more colourful or controversial than Kashopa Choegyal Nyima. Most major histories of modern Tibet mention him, some like Shakabpa favourably, others like Goldstein in less flattering terms. In spite of his lengthy and contentious political career Kashopa has, unfortunately, not received more in-depth attention from historians and scholars, which is a pity as he was quite deeply involved in some of the most consequential events of modern Tibetan history: the Lungshar conspiracy, the imprisonment of Gedun Choephel, the Sera War and more. One scholar has gone so far as to note that "Kashopa's presence is felt in every aspect of Tibet's recent history". Kashopa's son, Jamyang Choegyal, has now come out with a very personal and engaging biography of his famous father, which will definitely contribute to our understanding of that fascinating period in Tibetan history. For the general reader there is much to enjoy in this absorbing story of a politician's life in old Lhasa, with all its rewards and pitfalls. (Jamyang Norbu - Exile writer and essayist, and author of The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes, Warriors of Tibet and Shadow Tibet)

Title:In the service of the 13th and 14th Dalai Lama: Choegyal Nyima Lhundrup Kashopa - Untold stories of...Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 16, 2016Publisher:Tibethaus VerlagLanguage:German

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3957020166

ISBN - 13:9783957020161

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: