This book covers a period of unusual activity and special interest on the North-East frontier of India. It includes Col. Younghusband's Mission to Lhasa in 1904, the flight of the Dalai LAma in 1910, his return to Lhasa in 1912, and many other incidents of lesser importance. It has been out-of-print for a long time now and we have therefore, reprinted it in a limited edition for the benefit of the scholors of Tibetan studies.
About the Author:
David Macdonald is an eminent author and is well-conservant with Tibetan language and customes. Having spent two decades in Tibet as British Trade Agent from 1905 to 1925, he gained the expertise of several languages., viz. Bhutanese, Sikkimese, Bengali, Lepcha, Nepali and Hindi.He was responsible for a massive collection of Tibetan sacred books which now enrich the collections of the British and Indian museum libraries. A witness to historic Youngbusband's Mision to Lhasa, flight of the Dalai Lama in 1910 and his restoration after two years. Macdonalad had academic links with Sikkim Gazetteer, the Linguistic Survey of India and Tibetan Translation of The New Testament.