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  • Sugata Saurabhaby Todd T. Lewis; Subarna Man Tuladhar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    The Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem that retells the story of the Buddha's life. It was published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hridaya, one of the greatest literary figures of 20th-century Nepal. The text is remarkable for its comprehensiveness, artistry, and nuance. It covers the Buddha's life from birth to death... more...

  • In the Forest of Faded Wisdomby Gendun Chopel; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet’s greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards... more...

  • Dictionary of Sonom Gara's Erdeni-yin Sangby Györgi Kara

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Indispensable for the study of Tibeto-Mongol translations and language history, this first dictionary of Sonom Gara?s Middle Mongol version of the Tibetan moral guide Legs bshad of Sa skya Pandita (1182-1251) lists the Mongol words with their English and Tibetan equivalents. more...

  • A Grammar of Tshanglaby Erik Andvik

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    A Grammar of Tshangla is the first major linguistic description of Tshangla, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Bhutan, northeast India, and southwest China. Written from a functional-typological perspective, it contains a wealth of illustrative examples both from elicited data and from spontaneously generated texts. It is a truly comprehensive description,... more...

  • Himalayan Languages and Linguisticsby Mark Turin; Bettina Zeisler

    BRILL 2011; US$ 154.00

    Himalayan Languages and Linguistics is an edited collection of new and unpublished primary research findings, some fresh from the field and others derived from comparative textual material, on the Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan and Austroasiatic languages of this important and underdocumented mountainous region. more...

  • Himalayan Languagesby Anju Saxena

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 210.00

    With its many and diverse languages, including some with very long documented histories, its cultural diversity, and its widespread multilingualism- both the stable and transient kind- the Himalayan region is a treasure trove of empirical data for linguistic research on language typology and universals, historical linguistics, language contact and... more...

  • A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptionsby H. E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Published in the year 2000, A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions is a valuable contribution to he field of Asian Studies. more...

  • Balti-English / English-Balti Dictionaryby R. K. Sprigg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This book is based on the Khapalu and Skardu dialects of Balti, a member of the Tibeto-Burman family, spoken in Baltistan. The work is distinguished by its phonetic acuity, particularly important in the case of Balti, whose importance to the Tibeto-Burman and Sino-Tibetan comparatists is its close phonetic relationship to the Tibetan script. This book... more...

  • Colloquial Tibetan: The Complete Course for Beginnersby Jonathan Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colloquial Tibetan provides a step-by-step course in Central Tibetan as it is spoken by native speakers. Combining a thorough treatment of the language as it is used in everyday situations with an accurate written representation of this spoken form, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in... more...

  • Tibetan Songs of Realizationby Victoria Sujata

    BRILL 2004; US$ 149.00

    This book is the first commentary in Western literature on the Mgur 'bum, or Collected Songs of Spiritual Realization, of the great Tibetan scholar and siddha, Skal ldan rgya mtsho (1607-1677). Dr. Sujata provides the original Tibetan verses alongside her translations throughout her commentary. A unique CD is included that contains the author's recordings... more...