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This Guide contains information about Himalayan Studies (including Bhutan,
China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural areas that traverse the
borders of all those states), in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Contains approximately12,000 volumes of scanned Tibetan literature, primarily Buddhist, arranged in 12 tranches (e.g, segments) supplied on external hard drive(s). Each tranche is a collection of roughly 1,000 volumes from the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center holdings compiled by E. Gene Smith. Each tranche contains a keyword-seachable table of contents and provides titles in Tibetan script and in transliteration in the Extended Wylie system.