This book is a history of Tibetan Religion known as Bon. It gives a full account of this ancient religion, its origins and development, its struggles against the later imported Buddhism and its fight for survival in spite of persecution and even abolition. The transliteration of the Tibetan text is followed by two indices of names and a short glossary of rare terms.
SAMTEN GYALTSEN KARMAY is Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, paris and a member of Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative, Universite de Paris-x. He is President of the International Association of Tibetan Studies.