In a country where there was little tillable land, the practice of polyandry would reduce the number of heirs, because a woman has more biological limits on the number of children she can have, than a man does.
Thus, the land would stay within the same family, undivided.
Meeting the Tibetan Muslim community living in Srinagar is one of His Holiness’s priorities during his stay here. There are records of friendly contacts between Muslims and Tibet dating back as far as the 8th century CE, and it seems that some Muslims came to live in the country from the 12th century onwards.
By and large they were traders for whom Tibet presented an entrepreneurial opportunity, but there are also suggestions that hardships in their native Kashmir and Ladakh may have impelled some of them to come to Tibet.
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Most accounts of the Tibetan Muslims look back to the time of the great Fifth Dalai Lama, who accorded them respect and recognition as a distinct community within Tibet.
He granted them a remarkable degree of autonomy with associated privileges.Srinagar, J&K State, India, 14 July 2012 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama was welcomed on arrival in Kashmir by the Chief Minister, Mr Omar Abdullah along with his Ministers of Tourism, Revenue, Power and others, who escorted him to a waiting helicopter.It carried him to the Nehru State Guest House, in a quiet and secluded location with wooded hills behind and a view over the famous Dal Lake."Two women were arrested nearby shortly after, also to prevent a breach of the peace."All three were further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit threatening behaviour.Daily delivered to your inbox“It was a journey to become a different man,” Dorjee, now 81 years old, said during an interview at his home in the misty mountain village of Mc Leod Ganj, just outside Dharamshala.“I had to develop a totally different mentality,” he said.