Tibet Mirror

A digital archive of the Tibetan-language newspaper, published from 1925 to 1963.

The Tibet Mirror (Yul phyogs so so’i gsar ‘gyur me long), one of the most significant early Tibetan language newspapers, began in October 1925 in Kalimpong, India. It chronicled dramatic social and political transformations in Tibet, India, and in the broader region.

Founded by Gegen (Gergan) Dorje Tharchin, a Tibetan and pastor based in Kalimpong, the Tibet Mirror became an influential voice for Tibet’s independence from China.

The Collection

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, in collaboration with Yale University Library’s East Asia Library and Columbia University’s C.V. Starr East Asian Library digitized Yale’s complete holdings of the Tibet Mirror comprised of 71 issues and over 1,200 pages, ranging between the years 1927-1963.

Columbia University has created a digital collection featuring Tibet Mirror holdings from institutions around the world, which includes the Beinecke holdings.

Related Material

The Tharchin Collection, Columbia University Libraries digital archive of the Tibet Mirror (Yul phyogs so so’i gsar ‘gyur me long)