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dc.contributor.authorAtwill, David
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-11-15 12:31:03
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T11:56:43Z
dc.identifier1002458
dc.identifierOCN: 1037898000
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27546
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/63806
dc.description.abstract"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers into the heart of the Himalayas by tracing the rise of the Tibetan Muslim (Khache) community from the early 17th century to the present. Over the past four centuries, the Tibetan Muslims advised several Dalai Lamas, contributed to Tibetan music and literature, and engaged in transregional trade with many of Tibet’s neighbors. Deftly blending contemporary media accounts and interviews with archival documents, this book brings the frustrations and hopes of Tibetan Muslims, and thus of Tibet, to life. Less a history of religion than a history of the Himalayas, the book explores the eddying currents of peoples and states generally excluded from traditional histories of Asia. Its focus on the Tibetan Muslims’ multifaceted role in Tibetan society highlights Tibet’s broader inter-Asian positioning and delves into the intertwined relationship between Tibet and Nepal, Kashmir, and other Himalayan states. The story of the Tibetan Muslims provides a new perspective on a history we thought we knew quite well. Illuminating their positioning within the dynamics of Asian state formation with a particular emphasis on the dramatic events of early to mid-20th century, the book opens an unparalleled examination of the long shadows of Tibet’s past on today’s Asia."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history
dc.subject.otherTibetan Muslims
dc.subject.otherTibet
dc.subject.otherChina
dc.subject.otherHimalayas
dc.subject.otherBoundaries
dc.subject.otherTransnational
dc.subject.otherDiaspora
dc.subject.otherLhasa
dc.titleIslamic Shangri-La
dc.title.alternativeInter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.55
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy19856893-4bf2-4e3e-9137-c7692d64e4c1
oapen.relation.isFundedBy969f21b5-ac00-4517-9de2-44973eec6874
oapen.relation.isbn9780520299733
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of California Press
oapen.pages260
oapen.place.publicationOakland
dc.number1002458.0
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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