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2011 Institute > Readings

Core Institute Books:

Naomi H. Bishop, Himalayan Herders. (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1998).

Robert E. Fisher, The Art of Tibet (London: Thames and Hudson, 1997).

Melvyn Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997).

Melvyn Goldstein, et al. The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 1997).

Matthew T. Kapstein, The Tibetans. (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 2006).

Todd T. Lewis, Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000).

Todd Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar, trans. Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)

John Esposito and Todd Lewis, Asian Religions Today (NY: Oxford University Press. 2008)

Patrul Rimpoche, Words of My Perfect Teacher. (Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 1998).

Manjushree Thapa, Seasons of Flight . Delhi: Viking Penguin, 2001

Manjushree Thapa, The Country in Yours: Contemporary Nepali Literature. Delhi: Penguin, 2011.

David Zurick, et. all, Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya. (Univ. of Kentucky Press, 2006).


Recommended Books for Further Reading:

Diana Eck, Darshan: Seeing the Divine in India, 2nd ed. Columbia Univ. Press, 1998.

David & Janice Jackson, Tibetan Thangka Painting: Methods and Materials. 2nd ed. (Ithaca: Snow Lion Press, 2006).

Ben Muleunbeld, Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangkas. (Binkey Kok, 2001)

Manjushree Thapa, The Tutor of History. London: Penguin, 2001.

Manjushree Thapa, Tilled Earth: Stories. London: Penguin 2007

Charles Ramble, The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal. (NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008)

Samrat Upadhyay, Arresting God in Kathmandu. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001


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