This academic journal first came out in November 1959 as the publication of the newly founded Namgyal Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok. It still exists today. Its first and second issues were printed on the Tibet Mirror Press, whose owner Babu Tharchin was a founding member of the institute. The early issues were bilingual (English and Tibetan). Today, the journal is published only in English.
First issue of Bod kyi shes rig, Tibetology. South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies Library of the University of Vienna.