Cultural heritage of Tibet a description of a country of contrasts and of its cheerful happy-go-lucky people of hardy nature and curious customs, their religion, ways of living, trade, and social life by David Macdonald

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Published by Light & Life Publishers in New Delhi .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Tibet (China) -- Social life and customs.,
  • Tibet (China) -- Description and travel.

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Book details

StatementDavid Macdonald ; up-dated with introd. by Prabha Chopra.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS785 .M25 1978, DS785 M2718 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 17-283 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19428467M

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