ABOUT THE BOOK:-
After 1951, the 17 Points Agreement between Tibet and China in the Trans Himalayan Tibet became the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of Peoples Republic of China (PRC) through graceful political absorption.
Numerous publications on the pros and cons of the events of this political absorption and the history of the Trans Himalayan region have already come in the market but it demands a wholesome approach.
Thisbook edited in volumes is composed of authors from national and International levels have focused on these matters from Copter approach in order to reach the fact.
The people of Trans Himalayans are not of the common stock. Their multiple speeches leave room for language diversity in communication traits. In course of time, consolidation of the people in the monarchy (600 A.D.-650A.D.) attempts for integration started.
Traditions record the venture with reference to the personality of the great monarch and minister ?Srong Tsen Gampo? and ?Thonmi Sambhota? an elucidated scholar. Later on, the plurality in communication traits become systematise to great extend. This volume deals with this range of various issues. The book is divided into four parts - Language and Grammar, Culture and Literary Studies, Political History and Biography, and Philosophical Literature.
It covers a range of topics like concepts of Tibetan language, folklore and music, maps and territory, and Madhayamaka Philosophy amongst others.
The Trans Himalayan Tibet, A Copter Approach on the theme of 'Identity Politics' in the Trans Himalayan Tibet the greater Tibet which even extended to the crosslink of Inner most Asian part of Trans Siberia up to the Eastern Baikal Lake.
The terms and the subject 'Identity and Politics' is completely a new phenomena in the context of identity crisis among Individual, community to a nation states on the grounds of various issues which make the barriers in society as such ethnicity, religion, language and many more factors evolved the culture of Identity politics.
Identity terms were used particularly in political and academic discourses in the early 20th century when 'Great Game' and 'Cold War' happened among different neighboring countries on the basis of their ethnic identity, culture and civilizational ethos.
In contemporary times, such concepts are generally limited to political and economic contexts to explain current geopolitical processes with regard to ethnic identities. Scholars have focused on Tibet for several decades, especially with regard to its cultural identity Buddhism heritage and its environmental processes. The chapters in this volume are divided into four parts in terms of the issues they discuss, with regard to identity and politics in the Trans Himalayan region of Tibet.
The book traces Tibet's history, from being under Communist China' regime to the environmental fiasco. The book also delves into the relationship Tibet shares with its neighbors, both historically, and in the present world. It analyses Tibet's role in International Politics and Global Culture including dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.
The third volume in the series is about Buddhism in the Trans-Himalayas and Trans-Siberian Region of Buryat, Russia. The Trans-Himalayan region includes Tibet, Ladakh, Kashmir, and Afghanistan and links with the Islamic world through the Silk Route trade and interactions with classical philosophical schools such as Confucianism. The book traces the evolution and development of Tibetan Buddhism.
The volume primarily focuses on Buddhism in Buryatia, with some commentary on other parts of Russia. It attempts to throw light on the assimilation and dissemination of Buddhism in Russia as the Communist Revolution spread across the country.
This book traces the revival of Buddhism in Buryatia through Buryat literature, religious symbols, and secular practices. It even links Trans Himalyan and Trans-Syberian states through Budhism, citing examples including tibetan medical traditions in the history of Buryat People.
This volume is the result of analysis of Buddhist literature in different countries, especially Tibet, Mongolia, China, and India. It also draws on field visits, developments in medical fields and on manuscripts and xylographs in St. Petersburg, to provide a commentary on the contribution of prominent Buddhist reformers in Russia.
The book even delves into Buddhism in the Trans-Himalyan region, from how Buddhism is the link between Afghanistan and Tibet to trade and pilgrimage relationships between Tibet and Ladakh and even cultural interaction between Tibet and Islamic World through the Silk Route.