Among Tibetan Texts History & Literature of the Himalayan Plateau
Author: E. Gene Smith
E. Gene Smith ran the Library of Congress Tibetan Text Publication Project of the United States Public Law 480-an effort to salvage and reprint the Tibetan literature that has been saved by the exile community or by members of the Tibetan-speaking communites of Sikkim, Bhutan, India, and Nepal. Smith wrote prefaces to these reprinted books to help clarify and contextualize the particular Tibetan texts: the preface served as body of foreign literature. Originally produced in print quantities of twenty, these prefaces quickly became legendary, and soon photocopied collections were handed from scholar to scholar, achieving an almost cult status. Among Tibetan Texts collect these essays, presenting them together for the first time.