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Bhutan before the British : a historical study

Ardussi, John Albert


Among South Asian countries, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is perhaps the least veil known, both in terms of its modern culture and its historical past. As a "buffer state" between the major cultures of India and Tibet, its history has remained largely unexplored by scholars of India and the West, and by those of Tibet. The increasing availability of authentic indigenous Bhutanese historical literature now makes such a study possible. This dissertation seeks to explore this literature and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-01-31
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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