The gDung Lineages of Central & Eastern Bhutan - A Reappraisal of their Origin, Based on Literary Sources

Ardussi, John

In: The Spider and the Piglet: Proceedings of the First Seminar on Bhutan Studies. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 60-72 . ISBN 99936-14-19-X

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Abstract

The essay analyses the lineages of the gDung families of Central and Eastern Bhutan, which was described in different literary sources like Gyalrig, a textbook, written in the 17th century. The author points out their origin in Tibet and explores time and reasons for moving to the Bhutan region.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 January 2013
ISBN: 99936-14-19-X
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Subjects: Bhutan, Genealogie, Geschichte 1500-1700
Uncontrolled Keywords: Familiengeschichte , Abstammung , Gdung, Bhutan , Gdung , Geneology , Family Lineage , History 1500-17000
Subject (classification): History and Archaeology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan
Tibet