Author: Nikolai S Kuleshov
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186470050
Russia’s Tibet File: The Unknown pages in the history of Tibet’s independence offers the reader a challenging new interpretation of Tibetan political history in the early years of the 20th century. Using evidence gleaned largely from Russian, Indian and British archival sources, author Dr Nikolai s Kuleshov puts forward a persuasive thesis and sheds new light on the relations between these political powers and Tibet.
Basing his study around the central figures of the time-His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama, the Buryat lama Agvan Dorjiev, Lord Curzon as viceroy of India and sir Francis Younghusband-the author documents the events and changing circumstances of Tibet’s political fortunes, and offers the reader a fascinating and innovative look behind the scenes of governmental policy and ambition.
This book and realise its full worth as an independent historical study of the overlapping worlds of Tibet, Russia, British India and China.
Dorjiev’s first missions to Russia in 1898-9 and 1901
The Younghusband expedition to Tibet 1903-1904
The Lhasa Convention
The Dalai Lama’s escape to Mongolia
Curzon’s fantasies are put to an end
Forward to a cordial consent
The dragon by the gates of India
The heavenly Tsar and the worldly Tsar
On a visit to the viceroy
If only it is done sub rosa