I arrived at Kolkata during the last 15 days of my study trip. At Kolkata, my main intention was to investigate the relationship between the British, the Deb Raja of Bhutan, and the Tibetans, as well as the influence of the Tibetans’ religio-political institutions on Northern Bengal and North-Eastern India. For that I went to […]

Going through racks and racks of Tibetan political journals is not an easy task, and something you can never prepare yourself for. As I walked through the streets of Dharamsala, greeting smiling Tibetan faces and talking casually about the weather and the problems of over-construction in McLeod Ganj, I couldn’t help but feel a pang […]

  Dharamsala welcomed me with warm waves of memory and an angry fever that lingered for days. On my first day, while I sat in a canteen, inquisitive and nervous, waiting for the office at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives to open so I could collect my keys, my ears were battered by […]

I would like to take some time to introduce myself. Although I realize that I haven’t followed the exact format of blog writing that was expected, I hope I will be able to jump right in to contribute to this vibrant community. My name is Ishani Dasgupta and I am a doctoral student at the […]