The Founding Inscription in the gSer khan and Lalung
Author: Kurt Tropper
The inscription that forms the subject of this study ranks among the oldest extant literary documents from Spiti(Himachal Pradesh). It was already brought to the attention of the scholarly community by H.L. Shuttleworth in 1929, but despite several attempts to edit and translate the fragmentary epigraph it has hitherto remained unpublished. The present study provides the first edition and a richly annotated translation, thus establishing a basis for further research on this intricate document.