Edited by W.W. Rockhill; xvi, 291p., 132 B/W Illus., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- List of Illustrations; Introduction; Journey from Darjiling to Tashilhunpo; Residence at Tashilhupo; Journey to Dongtse; Residence at Tashilhupo, and Preparations for Journey to Lhasa; From Tashilhupo to Yamdo Samding, and thence to Lhasa; Residence at Lhasa; Government of Lhasa - Customs, Festivals, etc.; Return to Tashilhupo and Ugyen-gyatso's visit to the Bonbo Sanctuary of Rigyal Sendar; Funeral of the Panchen Rinpoche - Visit to the Great Lamasery of Samye and to Yarlung; Visit to Sakya and Return to India; Social Divisions - Marriage - Funerals - Medicine - Festivals.
Lhasa and Central Tibet presents hitherto unknown religious and ethnological aspect of Tibet and and once again establisher Sarat Chandra Das as one of the most profound and intresting authors on Tibet. During his explorations in Tibet, Das collected hundreds of rare manuscripts and from these sources he prepared a number of papers throughing light on various aspects of Tibet.