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Title: The Historical Anecdotes of Kheng Nobilities
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Lham Dorji
One Sentence Summary: This article relies manly on oral sources in order to trace the history of the Kheng noble clans of Bhutan.

Description: This article relies manly on oral sources in order to trace the history of the Kheng noble clans of Bhutan, including the Dung (gdung), Koche (kho che), Gadpo (rgad po), and Pönpo (dpon po). The political influence of these families had been on the decline since the emergence of a more centralized Bhutanese State under Religious Kings (chos rgyal) in the 17th century. With the political reforms of the 20th century, the noblitiy lost nearly all influence. The article investigates several accounts of the history of these clans, some going back as far as the 9th century. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-06)

Publisher: The Centre for Bhutan Studies
Normalized publisher place: Thimphu, Bhutan
Publisher country: Bhutan
Publisher URL: www.bhutanstudies.org.bt
Published Date: 2005
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jbs/JBS_13_02.pdf
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Bhutan -- Journal of Bhutan Studies -- (2005) Vol. 13
Cultural Coverage: Bhutan
Temporal coverage: 9th century CE
10th century CE
11th century CE
12th century CE
13th century CE
14th century CE
15th century CE
16th century CE
17th century CE
18th century CE
19th century CE
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.bhutanstudies.org.bt/journal/journal.htm
Source: Journal of Bhutan Studies
Source Editor: Karma Ura
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 13
Source Page Numbers: 31-59
Frequency of publication: Semi-annually
ISBN/ISSN: 16084128

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-19 16:24:56
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-06
Date Last Modified: 2006-03-02 15:57:20
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