An Introduction to Bibliographies of Tibet Art and Studies
Tibetan bibliography refers to,
All the work done in various studies related to Tibetan art, Tibetan culture, Tibetan words, phrases and symbols.
This article is a brief outlook on Tibetan bibliography focusing books of different areas. So, if you are interested in the culture and tradition of Tibet then it will surely guide you in a better way.
Buddhism: A Look on Tibetan Bibliography
Below, we can see the record of the general work and the reading lists in relation to religion mostly practiced in Tibet which is Buddhism.
- In 1996, Cabezon, Jose & Jackson Roger wrote a book named ‘Tibetan Literature.’ When we talk about Tibetan bibliography, this book may be very helpful as it includes a very useful compilation of essays and articles related to Tibetan literature especially focusing religions.
- Two other books that have been published on the same topic include ‘Indian Esoteric Buddhism’ and ‘Tibetan Renaissance’ which are written by Davidson in 2002 and 2005 respectively.
- Next to these some other famous collection related to Tibetan religion and Tibetan Buddhism includes ‘A History of Modern Tibet’, ‘Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism’ and ‘Buddhism in Tibetan Societies.’ All these writings focus on the Scholastic and Gelugpas traditions in Buddhism.
Tibetan Bibliography: Translations of Tibetan Buddhism
Next to these books, various other publications have been presented translations of the Tibetan books related to Buddhism. These translations also play great part in Tibetan bibliography.
These generally include ‘Liberaton in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightment’, ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation’ and ‘The Words of My Perfect Teacher.’
Trade in Tibet: A Bibliographic Guideline
Tibetan bibliography further includes valuable books on trade. Haimendorf wrote a book in this regard under title ‘Himalayan Traders: Life in Highland Nepal’ which proved to be a treasure for all those who wish to talk about trade in Tibet.
Two other famous books include ‘Lhasa in the Seventeenth Century: The Capital of the Dalai Lamas’ and ‘Tibetan Border Worlds: A Geo Historical Analysis of Trade and Traders.’ These books achieved great degree of success and famous especially among those who wish to write or read about trade in Tibet.
Buddhist Symbols: A Fascinating Guide in Tibetan Bibliography
‘Buddhist Symbols’ is a great work produced by Dagyab Rinpoche. This book is also considered an amazing addition in Tibetan Bibliography. The writer explained the nine groups of Buddhist symbols in Tibet.
Furthermore, it is also mentioned how these groups work together to produce or bridge up a relation between inner and the outer worlds.