This book, first published in 1960 and revised in 1986, is an important analysis of the under-studied Northern frontier of the British Indian Empire. It considers British relations across the Himalayas, looking at encounters with Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet.
1. First Contacts: 1766-1792 2. Nepal: 1792-1816 3. Western Tibet: 1816-1861 4. The Opening of Sikkim: 1817-1861 5. The Sikkim Route: 1861-1874 6. The Chefoo Convention and the Macauley Mission: 1876-1886 7. The Sikkim-Tibet Convention and the Trade Regulations: 1886-1893 8. Yatung: 1894-1898 9. Curzon’s Tibetan Policy: 1899-1902 10. The Younghusband Mission: 1903-1905 11. The Aftermath: 1905-1910
This set brings together a collection of classic works on Tibet. In four volumes, they cover the key areas of interest in the country: its religion, development as a nation, and its contact with the West. Drawing on a great depth of knowledge and research, these titles were written by experts in their respective fields.