Lama Mani: the texts and narrative thangkas of India’s exiled Tibetan storytellers (EAP1016)

Aims and objectives

This project will locate, survey and document the performance‐related material belonging to the late Lama Mani storytellers within India’s exiled Tibetan community. This material was brought to India by Lama Mani practitioners who fled from Tibet following the Chinese occupation and continued to perform within the communities of the Tibetan diaspora in India and Nepal. The material consists primarily of unbound Tibetan biographical story texts (pecha) and related narrative painted scrolls (thangkas).