II Helpful Resources: Links

It will be extremely helpful to you to spend some time listening to and learning about the Tibetan language before you arrive in India. It will be helpful to know basic phrases and to learn the alphabet.

In addition, you are required to read the book Echoes from Dharamsala by Keila Diehl (U of California P1998) before the program begins. This will serve as a foundation for the Tibetan History and Culture class. You need to have a version of this book along with you, either in paperback (ISBN 9780520230446) or an ebook edition from U of California Press (http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520230446).


Tibetan Language Resources on line:

Tibetan Language books (we will be studying from a different book that we will        get at Sarah College):

  • The Classical Tibetan Language by Stephen Beyer: Aimed at learning to read classical Tibetan texts

Modern Tibetan Language Volume 1 by Lobsang Thonden

Learning Practical Tibetan by Andrew Bloomfield and Yanki Tshering

Colloquial Tibetan: The Complete Course for Beginners by Jonathan Samuels


News about Tibet and India

Dharamsala Tourist Sites

Phone Applications

Other Links

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