1998.285.321 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
1920 - 1921
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] LII. [Subject of Chapter] Tribes to the North [Subject of Illustration] H.291 (a) Some members of Ladakh (Lopchak) Mission to Lhasa, March 1921."
Other Information - Cultural Background: "There are also in Lhasa some two or three hundred Mahomedans from Ladakh, the north-eastern province of Kashmir. A few of these are descendants of the prisoners captured from Zorowar Singh's army. The latter were allowed to return to Ladakh, but some, of their own accord, remained in Lhasa. These Ladakhi Mohomedans are prosperous traders; an unaggressive community that goes quietly about its business and is amenable to the Tibetan jurisdiction. It was a common sight when I was in Lhasa, to see them wending their way to a park, three miles west of the capital, where they often spent the day offering prayers, reading books and enjoying themselves in the open air. // As is the case with the Nepalese, they wear Tibetan dress, and many of them have followed the example of both Chinese and Nepalese by marrying Tibetan wives." Tibet Past & Present , Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, p.243
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Members of Mission from Ladakh" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 27 Mar. 2015 <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.321.html>.
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