Published in September 2018 by University of California Press, “Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960” by David G. Atwill transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present.
From the University of California Press website:
Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill’s vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet’s standing during the rise of post–World War II Asia.
Fortunately, the book is also open access and available for download via the University of California Press’ Luminos website: https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.55/
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