Portrait of Derge Se

Name: Bell, Charles Alfred
Date of birth: 1870-10-31
Date of death: 1945-03-08
Biography: Diplomat and Tibetologist
Description: Charles Alfred Bell was born in Calcutta, India, on 31 October 1870 to Henry and Anne Bell. As one of six children he would eventually follow in his father's footsteps and take up a post in the Indian Civil Service (ICS). Bell first studied at Winche... more
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Name: Derge Se
Date of birth: 1882
Date of death: Unknown
Biography: Tibetan general to 13th Dalai Lama
Description: There are several differing reports as to the name and identity of Derge Se and how he came to be in Lhasa and subsequently attached to the Dalai Lama's entourage.

Eric Teichman's account of the Derge power struggle in his book, Travels in Eastern T... more
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