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Title: Correspondence Relating to the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: N.L. Nornang
Lawrence Epstein
One Sentence Summary: A presentation of three letters, two translated to English, wittten by Kadrung Nornang Wangdu tsering (bka' drung nor nang dbang du tshe ring) about the Anglo-Tibetan confrontations of 1888.

Description: This article presents three letters, two of which are translated to English, written by Kadrung Nornang Wangdu tsering (bka' drung nor nang dbang du tshe ring), who held the position of Secretary of the Tibetan Cabinet (bka' shag) for many years. The letters were written in 1888 and deal with the Anglo-Tibetan confrontations that took place that year. Previously unpublished, they shed light on the political situation of Tibet and Bhutan, and British policy in the region at that time.Two of the letters were written by Kadrung Nornang, in his official capacity as secretary, to the Regent (sde srid) and Krong dpon of Bhutan respectively. The third text is a letter to a Mr. Nyendrong (snyan grong). In poetic verse, it gives an account of an Anglo-Tibetan skirmish in September of 1888. (Ben Deitle 2006-01-25)

Original/Translation: Both
Publisher Place: Bloomington
Publisher: The Tibet Society
Normalized publisher place: Bloomington, IN
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1982
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jts/JTS_02_04.pdf
Subject: Kadrung Nornang Wangdu tsering (bka' drung nor nang dbang du tshe ring)
Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Political Science -- Tibet
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Political Science -- Bhutan
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Journal of the Tibet Society -- Vol. 2 (1982)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Tibet -- Anglo-Tibetan Relations
Cultural Coverage: Bhutan
Temporal coverage: 19th century CE
Original Language: Tibetan
Language: English
Source: The Journal of the Tibet Society
Source Editor: Christopher I. Beckwith, 1945-
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 2
Source Page Numbers: 78-104
Start Date: 1981
End Date: 1988
Frequency of publication: Annually
ISBN/ISSN: 7351364

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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-15 17:05:54
Date Record Checked: 2006-01-27
Date Last Modified: 2006-04-03 16:06:09
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