Tibet and the British Raj: The Frontier Cadre, 1904-1947
Despite the popular image of Tibet as a remote and and inaccessible land to which few Europeans ventured, more than 100 British-Indian officials lived and worked there during the years 1904-1947. Following Colonel Younghusband's 1903-1904 mission to Lhasa, these officers and their supporting staff were posted in central and southern Tibet, and, after 1936-1937, at the British Mission Lhasa. Among those who rose to the senior positions there were such famous frontiersmen as Colonel F.M. Bailey, Sir Charles Bell and Hugh Richardson.
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