Tibet: Writings on History and Politics

Hardcover | January 3, 2012

byParshotam Mehra

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Drawing from a wide range of scholarship from mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century, this book looks at the history and politics of Tibet from a fresh perspective. Addressing the current debates on Tibet with intense academic rigour, the author is able to focus on the issues of autonomy,the exodus of Tibetan refugees both to India and across the globe, human rights, and India's role vis-a-vis Tibet. He juxtaposes contemporary literature on Tibet against analyses of its history and politics. He examines both the institutions of the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama as well as Tibet's tieswith Imperial China, Communist China, the former British rulers of India, and the Tsars of Russia. In doing so, he uncovers the various complexities of the current debates on Tibet. This volume is crucial as it boldly takes up the question of Tibetan sovereignty and the possible direction of conflict resolution in this disputed land.

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Drawing from a wide range of scholarship from mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century, this book looks at the history and politics of Tibet from a fresh perspective. Addressing the current debates on Tibet with intense academic rigour, the author is able to focus on the issues of autonomy,the exodus of Tibetan refugees both to India ...

Parshotam Mehra was formerly Professor and Chairman of the Departments of History and Central Asian Studies at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019806862X

ISBN - 13:9780198068624

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Evolution of Tibetan Polity1. The Dalai and the Panchen: Tibet's Supreme Incarnate Lamas2. From Conflict to Conciliation: Tibetan Polity Re-visited3. Tibetan Autonomy: Response and Comments4. The Last Decade of Qing Rule in Tibet (ca. 1902-12)5. Tibet: Its Army and Police Force6. Independent Tibet's Foreign Policy (ca. 1898-1950): A Brief ConspectusII. Tibet and the Raj7. Indian Foreign Policy under the Raj: Curzon, Afghanistan, and Tibet8. The Younghusband Expedition: Curzon, HMG, and the 13th Dalai LamaAppendix IAppendix IIIII. Bibliographic Surveys9. Tibet and Tsarist Russia: A Bibliographic Survey10. Tibet on the Imperial Chessboard: A Select Bibliographic Survey11. Tibet and its Political Status: Some Recent StudiesEpilogue