A History of Western Tibet is based on foreign and western Tibetan sources of information. The western Tibetan sources of information are records on stones and on paper. Records on stones cover the period 200 B.C. to 1900 A.D. Records on paper are the chronicles of the Kings of Leh. Though these are edited ones, much remains to be done. The readers will find a history of western Tibet interesting whichis the outcome of scholarly enterprise and research as much as of familiarity with the country and the people. The book is profusely illustrated and illustrations are maps vis-a-vis the text make the readers move apace with the different phases of the history of the western Tibet.