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Called from obscurity : the life and times of a true son of Tibet, God's humble servant from Poo, Gergan Dorje Tharchin : with particular attention given to his good friend and illustrious co-laborer in the Gospel, Sadhu Sundar Singh of India

Author: H Louis Fader
Publisher: Kalimpong, India : Tibet Mirror Press, ©2002-©2009.
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Gergan Dorje Tharchin, 1890-1976, Tibetan Christian missionary.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Fader, H. Louis.
Called from obscurity.
Kalimpong, India : Tibet Mirror Press, c2002-2009
(OCoLC)604184930
Online version:
Fader, H. Louis.
Called from obscurity.
Kalimpong, India : Tibet Mirror Press, c2002-2009
(OCoLC)607177520
Named Person: G Tharchin; Sundar Singh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Louis Fader
ISBN: 9993373214 9789993373216 9993373206 9789993373209 9993392219 9789993392200 9993392200 9789993392217 9937211921 9789937211925 9937211913 9789937211918
OCLC Number: 51803216
Notes: "In three volumes" -- v. 3
Description: 3 v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: [v.1] Early childhood and preparation: humble beginnings at Poo --
Early childhood and preparation (concl'd): the Moravians, Buddhism, and momentous years of youth at Poo --
Training at Poo and Kotgarh: first encounter with Sadhu Sundar Singh --
Young manhood at Simla and Delhi: second encounter with the Sadhu and impressions of Helhi Durbar --
At Ghoom: new dimensions --
Along the Teesta valley: proclamation of the Gospel --
Sadhu Sundar Singh: proposed visit to Tibet (cont'd)-preaching through the state of Sikkim --
Sadhu Sundar Singh: proposed visit to Tibet (concl'd)-disappointment: return trip through western Sikkim --
Sadhu Sundar Singh (cont'd): a critical study --
Sadhu Sundar Singh (concl'd): controversy and clarification. [v.2] Training and service at Kalimpong --
The first evangelist of Christ to Bhutan: first Lord's supper there --
First visit to Tibet: the school at Gyantse --
First visit to Tibet (concl'd): finding a wife in the sacred city of Lhasa --
Central Asian geopolitics and the Tibetan church at Kalimpong --
The birth of the Tibetan newspaper and printing press --
Second visit to Tibet: the Notovitch hoax unmasked, Christian evangelism at Lhasa, and an audience with Dali Lama XIII --
The path of difficulties leads to scholarly achievement: resignation from Scots mission, dangerous trek to Gyantse, and translation of Tun-Huang texts --
1937: conducting research with Theos Bernard in Lhasa and befriending Kuchar Kunphela and Changlo Chen in Kalimpong. [v.3] Fourth major visit to Tibet and Lhasa: lending scholastic assistance to Sir Basil Gould and rending compassionate help to the "bad mongolian lama" --
Fourth major visit to Tibet and Lhasa (concl'd): enthronement of a new Dalai Lama and the "Tibet mirror's" role in his early education --
The growing impact of Tharchin's newspaper, assisting Tibet's social reformers and Japan's Tibetologists, and inauguration of the new Tibet mirror press --
Tibet's tragic fall to the red menace, the Babu's confrontations with Chinese general Chang Ching-wu, and the Tibetan social reformer Rapga Pangdatsang --
Undercover agent for the British Raj and the role of Tharchin's newspaper vis-à-vis occupied Tibet --
Heights and depths: Tharchin ordained and the death of Karma Dechhen --
Renewed life and vision: Tharchin's second marriage and a children's home established --
Tibet in turmoil: private audiences with Dalai Lama XIV and Tharchin's response through his press and church --
The remarkable story of the Tibetan Bible and Tharchin's role in creating and revising it --
Last audience with the Dalai Lama and the passing of the man from Poo --
G. Tharchin Babula: taking the measure of the man --
The vision of future Tibet.
Responsibility: by H. Louis Fader ; with a foreword by His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV of Tibet and an introduction by Dawa Norbu.

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Gergan Dorje Tharchin, 1890-1976, Tibetan Christian missionary.

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