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“Every piece of ancient religious statuary from Kathmandu Valley that sits today in the West is stolen property. The gods must be returned from their exile, and until such time, those who presently hold them” @KanakManiDixit https://twitter.com/Himalistan/status/1540311321069101057
"It can be said with confidence that, with hardly any exception, every ancient stone statue from Nepal currently adorning pedestals in the West—has been the subject of loot."
@KanakManiDixit on imperial theft: https://www.himalmag.com/gods-in-exile/
This week's column is on Nepal's 'Robin-Hood' revolutionary K.I. Singh, who escaped to Tibet in 1952 after a coup attempt, & tried to convince China to help him overthrow the government (not that the Chinese were too convinced by his antics):
The social and the religious in the making of Tibetan societies: new perspectives on imperial Tibet. G. Hazod, M. Fermer & C. Jahoda (eds.). Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2022.🥳
open access: https://bit.ly/3tZbrNb
#tibetanstudies #earlytibet 2