Tibetan Manuscripts and Inscriptions of Ladakh Himalaya

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Item Code: IHL091
Author: Prem Singh Jina
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 8170305748
Pages: 98
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.8 Inch X 7.4 Inch
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From the Jacket

The present book contains Tibetan inscriptions from rock, stones, mani walls and monasteries wall of Ladakh collected by the author. Tibetan inscriptions have great historical and scientific values though the inscriptions are in bad conditions, the author collections are in bad conditions, the author collected them for the future historical research and scientific treatment.

The book contains text and translation of the inscriptions. An index is included in the book.

About the Author

Dr. Prem Singh Jina did his Ph.D. from Postgraduate Department of Economics, Kumaun University, Nainital. He has also done short term courses in Animal Husbandry, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Mushroom Production from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.

Dr. Jina started his professional career in the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh, Ladakh in 1981 as a Lecturer in Economics. He has written five books on Ladakh Himalaya entitled ‘Tourism in Ladakh Himalaya’, ‘High Pasturelands of Ladakh Himalaya’, ‘Famous Western Explorers to Ladakh’, ‘Phyang monastery of Ladakh’ and ‘Ladakh: ‘The Land and the People’. Besides, he edited one book ‘Recent Researches on the Himalaya of Himalaya’ and has written more than fifty research papers on different aspects of Ladakh Himalaya. He has presented 12 papers in the International Conferences and 20 papers in the National Conferences. His more than 40 radio talks on different aspects of Ladakh have been broadcasted from Leh radio station. His radio feature on ‘Hemis Gonpa’ was chosen for National Hook-up and his another feature on ‘Ladakh Saj’ was chosen for J&K State Hook-up radio programme. He is at present attached with Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh-Ladakh and is actively doing his research work on Ladakh Himalaya.


I have collected Tibetan inscriptions from rocks, stones, mani walls and monasteries’ walls of Ladakh. The Tibetan inscriptions were first time collected by A.H. Francke in 1909. Since than no scholar collected Tibetan manuscripts and inscriptions from Ladakh. The collection of Tibetan inscriptions by Francke could not be able to draw much attention of historians. However, I have found that Tibetan inscriptions as well as manuscripts have historical and scientific values. No doubt the original inscriptions and manuscripts were in a bad condition, but knowing to this fact that collection shall pave the way for future scientific treatment of these documents which are so important for the historical explorations of Ladakh region, I took great pain and completed the half done work of Francke.


Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
1. Tibetan Text in Classical Language 1-23
2. Roman Transliteration of the Text 24-45
3. Translation of the Tibetan Text 46-67
Notes and References 68-93
Bibliography 94-95
Index 96-98
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