Williamson Film Collection: Tibet
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Filmed by Frederick Williamson in 1934.
excerpt from Margaret Williamson's narrative:
'In 1918, Sikkim was granted full internal autonomy. The Political Officer continued in residence, however, and although in theory he merely acted in an advisory capacity in the sphere of internal affairs, in practice his presence in Gangtok meant that he continued to enjoy considerable influence. As regards external affairs, these were controlled by the Government of India through the Political Officer.' (page 14)