A visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
On Friday 22nd June, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet visited the National Library of Scotland here in Edinburgh.
He had requested a private viewing of some material, which included some Medical History of British India items.
On this page from His Holiness’s website Jan Usher, Head of Official Publications and one of the founders of the project, shows His Holiness a photograph from 1894 of Indian mendicants in the Report of the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission.
The National Library of Scotland is running a free talk on the 9th July about this and the other fascinating items which the Dalai Lama viewed. Find out more on the Library’s events page.