Interview H0215 [Part 8]: with Shakabpa Wangchug Denden [tib. zhwa sgab pa dbang phyug bde ldan], 1983 by tohap published on 2013/04/20 12:07:31 +0000 Shakabpa was an important lay aristocratic Tibetan government official who eventually reached the rank of Tsipön. He was active in the period from before the death of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1932 and played a major role in the later years of Tibet’s de facto independent period. The interview tells how Taktra was honest and fair in the beginning using the example of incident with the lay official Dingja. The subject also talks about how Surkhang and Kapshöba didn’t get along well and how Künsangtse and Khyungram were demoted. He also explains in detail the procedures involved when the government officials went to receive the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama at Nagchuka. He also discusses how Lhalu Lhajam went to Reting and Trimön after Lungshar’s fall to get permission for her son to become a government official and about the plot of Reting against Taktra.