Audio Recording Interview H0006: with Surkhang Lhajam [tib. zur khang Lha lcam], (Unknown, October 1992)

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Title
Interview H0006: with Surkhang Lhajam [tib. zur khang Lha lcam], (Unknown, October 1992)
Contributor Names
PT (interviewer)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Surkhang Lhajam [tib. zur khang Lha lcam]m -- b. 1918 (interviewee)
Created / Published
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Notes
-  Unknown (place of recording)
-  The interview was conducted and recorded in Tibetan and translated into English. (contents)
-  Interview in Tibetan.
-  This document is part of the Political History Collection of the Tibetan Oral History and Archive Project, edited by Melvyn Goldstein, and published by the Center for Research on Tibet, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
-  female (gender)
Form
sound recording
Extent
2 text files
2 digital audio files
Part 1: 37 min 26 s
Part 2:
Online Format
audio
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Description
Part 1: The interviewee is the wife of the famous Surkhang Sawangchemo. She discusses his political activities and her own role in the Women's Association in the 1950s. Part 2: The interviewee is the wife of the famous Surkhang Sawangchemo. She discusses his political activities and her own role in the Women's Association in the 1950s. sound recording | 2 text files | 2 digital audio files | Part 1: 37 min 26 s | Part 2: | Unknown (Place Of Recording). The interview was conducted and recorded in Tibetan and translated into English. (Contents). Interview in Tibetan. This document is part of the Political History Collection of the Tibetan Oral History and Archive Project, edited by Melvyn Goldstein, and published by the Center for Research on Tibet, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. female (Gender). Sound Recording (Form). During this period, the Youth League and the Women's Association were something new. So according to the old system of protocol there was no place for this [women]. There was no relation between the Tibetan Government, the Youth league and Women's Association. During these ceremonies when the Dalai Lama traveled they received and welcomed him. They also went to the large meetings. At the large meetings, the Dalai Lama didn't come very much. The two tutors did come. [In a later conversation off tape, Surkhang Lhajam mentioned that goods were also sent to India around 1956 as well as money through the Sikkim Queen Mother. A bank account was opened with the money Surkhang got from selling their house. Tresur [tib. bkras zur] also send their things in Surkhang's truck. Chöndenla, was supposed to get married to the Sumdo family, but she did not want to get married and was send as a companion to Yangjenla. It was all done secretly and Yangjenla was to go as the Sikkim Queen mother's daughter if any questions were asked. The Surkhang family also sent some of their possessions. I mention this since Surkhang Lhajam was living apart from the house and Surkhang Khenjung was to look after their things in India. J.T. was already in India. The Yuthok family also send their things. So did Tsarong. So in 1958 when the Chinese were listing all the misdeeds of Surkhang Wangchen Gelek [tib. dbang chen dge legs], during the mentioned above, the sending of their children to India was also one of his misdeeds which was used to show what kind of a person he was.]
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Pt, Melvyn Goldstein, and Surkhang Lhajam Tib. Zur Khang Lha Lcamm. Interview H: with Surkhang Lhajam tib. zur khang Lha lcam, Unknown, October 1992. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0006/. (Accessed February 19, 2018.)

APA citation style:

Pt, Goldstein, M. & Surkhang Lhajam Tib. Zur Khang Lha Lcamm. (1992) Interview H: with Surkhang Lhajam tib. zur khang Lha lcam, Unknown, October 1992. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0006/.

MLA citation style:

Pt, Melvyn Goldstein, and Surkhang Lhajam Tib. Zur Khang Lha Lcamm. Interview H: with Surkhang Lhajam tib. zur khang Lha lcam, Unknown, October 1992. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0006/>.