Call for Presentation and Participation: Webinar on “Commemorating Tashi Rabgias’s Legacy”

UPDATE 24/10/21: To participate at the event, use the following links:


Facebook Live:

The programme for the event can be downloaded here: PDF / Word

UPDATE 18/10/21: The webinar will start at 4:30 P.M. Indian Standard Time (IST) on Tuesday, 26th of October. The time per presentation is scheduled to be 15-20 minutes.

ORIGINAL NEWS: This is in reference to the commemoration of the legacy of Tashi Rabgias from 17th October 2021 (his birth anniversary) to 28th October 2021 (his death anniversary). IALS has been invited to host an international webinar on 26th October 2021 on the theme “Commemorating Tashi Rabgias’s Legacy”.

As advised by the Executive and Advisory Committees, we have decided to divide the webinar into two broad sub-themes:

  • Personal accounts of Tashi Rabgias (His life, works, and any personal memories of Tashi Rabgias)
  • Furthering conversations in fields that were important to Tashi Rabgias. This includes fields such as history, literature, art & culture, and Buddhist responses to social change etc.

Tashi Rabgias was a pioneer of Ladakh studies and also the patron of IALS, the webinar provides us with an opportunity to honour his legacy and express our gratitude for his efforts and contributions.

If you wish to present a paper on either of the themes, please write to Dr Rigzin Chodon (host of the webinar) at with an abstract (Approx. 200 words) by 22nd October, mid-night, IST. The final list of the speakers will be reviewed by the President and the Editorial Committee, IALS and announced by 23rd October 2021 on the IALS website. The link for the webinar and other details shall be shared by 25th October 2021 via email.

We look forward to your participation.