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Eighth Dalai Lama And The Gurkha War

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Focused on the period of time corresponding to the life of the eighth Dalai Lama, this chapter narrates events that largely do not concern him. Throughout his life, the eighth Dalai Lama evinced little interest in political matters, and he passed his time more concerned with his own education and spiritual practice. At the same time, however, momentous events swirled beyond his chamber doors in the Potala Palace, and Tibet's place in the world would change dramatically as a consequence. Shakabpa pays great attention to the battles with the Gurkhas. He is careful to argue that the assistance offered by the Manchu court was based solely on the essentially religious preceptor-patron relationship.

Keywords: eighth Dalai Lama; Gurkha War; Manchu; Shakabpa; Tibet



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