Shawatales Confab -Live with Prof. Roberto Vitali, a noted Italian Tibetologist and historian
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About the Event
We are excited to announce, in “Shawatales Confab Series” Prof. Roberto Vitali as our first guest. Prof. Vitali or Robi, for his close family and friends, is a renowned Tibetologist and historian. In his nineties now, Prof Vitali has amassed a legacy of works and publications on Tibet, especially Western Tibet (Guge, Purang and Ladakh). Apart from his innumerable contributions as a writer and an editor to a plethora of books and journals, he has published many works, to name a few of his major and groundbreaking publications: --The Kingdom of Gu-ge Pu.hrang---According to mNga’.ris rgyal.rabs by Gu.ge mkhan.chen Ngag.dbang gargs.pa*The Dge Lugs Pas in Gu ge and the Western Himalaya (early 15th –late 17th Century)*A Short History of Mustang (10th-15th Century)*Records of Tho.ling---a Literary and Visual Reconstruction of the “Mother” monastery in Guge Lhundup Gyalpo (@lgyalpo_inked), a writer, will engage with Prof. Vitali, on “A birds-view of Ancient Ladakh; pre-Namgyal era.” The panorama of their discussion is indicatively as follows: A Brief of Ladakh’s History ---Periodisation of the Kings of Ladakh---The second diffusion of Buddhism (10-11th Century, as per the Tibetan nomenclature)---How was Leh settlement came into being---History of Sabu village and contentious Gyalbu Rinchen ---Were Mongols in Ladakh? "@shawatales Confab” is a live-interview series from Shawatales. In this segment, we bring eminent scholars, writers and personalities for a rendezvous on a varied topics related to Himalayan belt, especially Ladakh. .