A Classical Tibetan Reader

Selections from Renowned Works with Custom Glossaries


160 pages, 7 x 10 inches


ISBN 9781614290797

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ISBN 9781614290971

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A Classical Tibetan Reader is a must read for beginning students of this rich language. Professor Yael Bentor skillfully and gently introduces students to classical Tibetan through the narratives of twelve famous stories. Her very helpful Tibetan-English glossaries supply the meanings specific to the context of each narrative, making this book an excellent gateway into the world of Tibetan literature.”—Sonam Thakchoe, University of Tasmania

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 15:02 -- Kestrel Slocombe

A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan narratives, organized to introduce students of the language to complex material gradually, and to arm them with ample reference materials in the form of glossaries customized to individual readings.

Instructors will find this reader an invaluable tool for preparing lesson plans and providing high-quality reading material to their students. Students, too, will find the selections contained in the reader engaging. Even novice readers of Tibetan will feel welcomed and encouraged, thanks to the author’s astute judgment of student capacity.