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Dalai Lamaards the fag-end of the Great Game (ca 1800-1907), aptly called the Cold War of the Victorian era, the British mounted an armed expedition to Lhasa. Their objective, to nip in the bud mounting suspicions of St Petersburg coming to an understanding with Manchu China over Tibet. The Tsar, it was rumoured, had cut a secret deal with the Dalai Lama and promised him help in munitions- and men! India`s then governor general (1899-1905), the irascible Lord Curzon, was not amused. More so in that while the Tibetan ruler spurned all efforts at communication, he had stayed in touch with the Tsar through the Buryat Mongol, Agvan Dorjief. Russia`s categorical assurances that there were no clandestine deals with China, much less Tibet, were no avail. The Viceroy bullied a weak if unwilling Tory administration into mounting an armed expedition and chose Francis Younghusband to lead it. With no help from without there was little the rabble of an `army` of ill-equipped, hapless lamas could do. Arriving in Lhasa, the Commissioner dictated terms of Peace to a headless Tibetan administration (September 1904). Sadly, his Lhasa convention, which had sought to establish a virtual British protectorate over Tibet was mired in controversy and invited unqualified censure from his Political bosses. And an Honour deemed in suiting. There is much more to the Narrative than the preceding lines allow : The `fighting` with the Tibetans; the stand off between Younghusband and the commander of his escort; the role of Chinese Amban; the shameless loot and pillage of Tibet`s rich Cultural heritage. In a fresh chapter, `A Hundred Years On`, the new edition updates all the Research on the subject, adding both depth and dimension to this fascinating drama. Which was to mark a new era in Tibet`s recent History and still excites no end of interest Contents: Illustrations and Maps Foreword Preface to the Second Edition A Hundred Years on Introduction Part I : India AND Tibet : HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY 1. India`s Land Frontiers and Tibet 2. Tibet and its Geography Part II : TIBET, INDIA AND China : EARLY CONTACTS : 3. Tibet vis-a-vis (Pre-British) India and China 4. The Missions of George Bogle and Samuel Turner 5. India, China and Tibet to 1890 Part III : CURZON, TIBET`S DALAI Lama AND CZARIST Russia : 6. Curzon`s Early Years and India 7. Curzon as Viceroy : His Quarrels with Whitehall 8. Lord Curzon and Tibet, 1899-1902 9. The 13th Dalai Lama and Dorjief 10. Curzon vis-a-vis Russian `Intrigue` in Tibet Part IV : THE YOUNGHUSBAND MISSION ADVANCES INTO TIBET : 11. The Tibet Mission takes shape 12. The Mission and its Leader 13. `Negotiations`at Khamba Jong 14. The Advance to Gyantse 15. Guru and its Aftermath 16. Problems : Man-made and God-Made 17. Clash of wills : Younghusband, Curzon and the Cabinet Part V : YOUNGHUSBAND IN LHASA, THE Convention AND AFTER : 18. Negotiations and their Scope : Preliminary Exchanges between Calcutta and Whitehall 19. Negotiations and their Scope : HMG`s Final `Diktat` 20. Younghusband at Lhasa : `Negotiations` and the `Negotiators` 21. The Commissioner Versus the Amban 22. The Tongsa Penlop and Captain Jit Bahadur 23. The Lhasa Convention : The Indemnity and the Agent 24. The Lhasa Convention : HMG`s Disavowal 25. The Scapegoat? 26. Retrospect-and Prospect Printed Pages: 328. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 35530
Titel: The Younghusband Expedition (To Lhasa): An ...
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