Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia by Janet RizviLadakh: Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi

Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia

byJanet Rizvi

Hardcover | June 4, 2012

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This scholarly yet lively introduction to Ladakh and its people, in print since 1983, is widely recognized as an authoritative and comprehensive reference for general information on the region. Once perceived as a remote, romantic, and mysterious Shangri-La, Ladakh has over the years undergoneprofound changes - political, demographic, economic, socio-cultural as well as environmental. Extensively researched and lucidly written, this book explores the region's history and its importance as a confluence of various cultures and traditions to present a deeply informed account of Ladakh andits people. Retaining the basic information from the original, this revised and updated third edition documents the changes and transformations that Ladakh has witnessed since 1996, including a detailed analysis of political and economic shifts in the wake of the Kargil war.
Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh (2001) and Secretary, International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS).
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Title:Ladakh: Crossroads of High AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pagesPublished:June 4, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198079419

ISBN - 13:9780198079415

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Where Many Roads MeetPart 1: Ladakh: Mountain and Valley1. Approaches2. Profile of a Landscape3. Creatures of the Wild: Species at RiskPart 2: Ladakh Past4. The Old Kingdom5. A Change of Direction6. Hazardous TrailsPart 3: Ladakh Present7. The Daily Round8. Polyandry and Polo9. The Native Genius10. Change11. Buddhists, Muslim and Christians12. The Gompas, a Living HeritageGlossarySelect BibliographyIndex