Tawang and the Mon in their Borderlands: A Historical Overview

  title={Tawang and the Mon in their Borderlands: A Historical Overview},
  author={N Nanda},
The Monpas of Tawang share a common socio-economic structure, culture and language as the “Mon” with Monpas of West Kameng and Eastern Bhutan. Also, they share with significant linguistic and cultural affinities of the Buddhist tribes in Ladakh to Sikkim. Amongst the Monpas, the Tibetan monks of all sects commanded profound respect in addition to conducting lucrative trade through this area, up to Assam, but with no political control. In the seventeenth-century, sectarian rivalries between… 


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