Tibetan Delegation at Hastings House, Calcutta



A famous group portrait of the 13th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan delegation at Hastings House, Calcutta taken in 1910. Derge Se (seated, far left), Sidkyong Tulku (seated, second from left), Charles Bell (seated, third from left) and the 13th Dalai Lama (fourth from left) are present, seated to the right of the Dalai Lama are the Chief Ministers or Lonchens of the Tibetan government (Shatra, Shokang and Tekang). Standing in the back row, far left is Laden La, superintendent of Police for Darjeeling district and the man responsible for security during the Dalai Lama's exil., Behind the Dalai Lama's right shoulder is a very young Tsarong and behind Bell's right shoulder is Lame Kempo (Head of Tibetan monasteries and chief physician / astrologer) and describer of several objects in Bell's collection).