Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume. 2 Number 2, Winter 2000

1. Dorje Lingpa and His Rediscovery of the “Gold Needle” in Bhutan by Samten G. Karmay Among the Buddhist ritual traditions that are still preserved and carried out as the central religious constituents of the annual festivals in Bhutan today those of Dorje Lingpa (1346-1405) stand out strikingly. This is particularly so in Bumthang area, Central Bhutan. … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume. 2 Number 2, Winter 2000

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 2. Number 1, Summer 2000

1. The House of ‘obs-mtsho – the History of a Bhutanese Gentry Family from the 13th to the 20th Century by John A. Ardussi One of the most important threads of ongoing research in Bhutanese history is the documentation of the origin and historical interrelationships among its regional elite families. For most of its history, … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume 2. Number 1, Summer 2000

Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 1. Number 1, Autumn 1999

In this issue: 1. Father Estevao Cacella’s Report on Bhutan in 1627 by Luiza Maria Baille The article introduces a translation of the account written in 1627 by the Jesuit priest Father Estevao Cacella, of his journey with his companion Father Joao Cabral, first through Bengal and then through Bhutan where they stayed for nearly eight … Read moreJournal of Bhutan Studies Volume 1. Number 1, Autumn 1999