In The Service Of His Country: The Biography Of Dasang by Dundul Namgyal Tsarong

By Dundul Namgyal Tsarong

In the carrier of His Country tells the tale of a extraordinary person who rose from humble origins because the son of a farmer to turn into one of many striking figures within the social and political lifetime of Tibet sooner than the chinese language takeover within the Nineteen Fifties. Dasang Damdul Tsarong (1888–1959), famous as a baby for his strange intelligence and power, entered the non-public carrier of the 13th Dalai Lama on the age of twelve. After distinguishing himself in army provider, he was once promoted to a excessive rank within the Tibetan govt, married into an aristocratic kinfolk, and shortly turned commander-in-chief of the Tibetan military and one in all Lhasa's best voters. Tsarong was once a dynamic and infrequently arguable determine, a voice for the modernization of Tibet's executive, in particular in its courting to the overseas group. This e-book offers perception into the heritage and explanations of the tragic lack of Tibet's energy of self-government. incorporated are 40 photos taken in Tibet at this severe time, many through D. D. Tsarong himself.

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