Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

9782868051066Embassy of Samuel Turner in Bhutan and Tibet

Collection: Fleuve Jaune

Author(s): Samuel Turner

ISBN: 2-86805-106-5

Format: 13 x 23 cm, 144 pages

Preface by Françoise Pommaret

In 1786, in order to provide northern India with open trade routes, the East India Company sent the young Cape Turner on an embassy to Bhutan and Tibet, with the sole mission of assuring the entourage of the very young Panchen Lama of the Company's good intentions...

Samuel Turner makes quasi-ethnographic observations that make this embassy a valuable record of the customs, mores and institutions of Bhutan and Tibet in the late eighteenth century.

Following the evening conference of Françoise Pommaret, we share this publication from 2013.