Yul phyogs so soʾi gsar ʾgyur me loṅ

Yul phyogs so soʾi gsar ʾgyur me loṅ.  — Kālimpong :  G. Tharchin, 1925-<1963> —  v. : ill.

The Tibet Mirror (Tib. Yul phyogs so so'i gsar 'gyur me long) was published from 1925 to 1963 in Kalimpong, and chronicles the most dramatic social and political transformation in Tibet during a time when vernacular writing was relatively scarce and a Tibetan media practically non-existent. The paper also relayed information about World War II, the independence of India, and other global news to Tibetan readers in Lhasa, Gyantse, Kham, etc., and to traders and aristocrats who frequently traveled from Lhasa via the Chumbi Valley to Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Calcutta.

Columbia University would like to thank the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, as well as the Collège de France and the Musée Guimet, for their contributions to this digital resource, which now includes 70% of the newspaper's full run.

The 97 issues held by Columbia University form the cornerstone of the Tharchin Collection, which also contains many documents, correspondence, photos and publications from the editorial offices of the Tibet Mirror Press. Permission to reproduce any selection of the newspapers or Collection holdings must be obtained from the Tharchin Family estate.

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We are deeply grateful to the editor's late grandson, Mr. David Tharchin, who granted permission to Columbia University to make this valuable resource available online, and hope that other individuals or institutions with complementary holdings of the Tibet Mirror might provide these on loan for the purpose of a complete online digital library.


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