This authoritatively written book is the first to study Ladakh, the celebrated last outpost of Tibetan civilization. Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at . Ladakh, last outpost of Tibetan civilization, is isolated from the rest of India as well as Tibet by the world’s highest mountains. This book has been accepted as a . LADAKH: CROSSROADS OF HIGH ASIA By Janet Rizvi Rs. Oxford University Press, , pp. , MANJU KAK Profiling a Landscape It is a common.
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There’s a map in the endpapers, though it’s not very detailed and includes a footnote saying the “the boundaries shown on this map are neither authentic zsia correct”. Manasa Murugan rated it really liked it Oct 09, Divided into accessible chapters designed to give a holistic picture of the districts to both the initiate and the informed. She adopts an interdisciplinary approach, and her subjects range from the nature of the imposing Himalayan mountains to the convoluted history of Ladakh to the even more complicated present.
Write a product review. Once perceived as a remote, romantic, and mysterious Shangri-La, Ladakh has over the years undergone profound 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 and its people. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
One needs to refer to these on a frequent basis. Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh.
Punit rated it really liked it Sep 12, The second half covers the present of Ladakh and it’s potential future, and ends with a description of the most notable gopmas, or Buddhist monasteries.
One of the most important clauses of the tripartite Treaty of Tingmosgang, between Tibet, Ladakh and Kashmir was the one which gave Kashmir a virtual monopoly of the precious wool.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Learning from Ladakh – a much more popular work – Rizvi’s book is a much more well-balanced, objective account, grounding Ladakh in its historical and regional context. See hkgh free Kindle reading apps. This scholarly yet lively introduction to Ladakh and its people, in print sinceis widely recognized as an authoritative and comprehensive reference for general information on the region.
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Close to 30 years in print. This scholarly yet lively wsia to Ladakh and its people, in print sinceis widely recognized as an authoritative and comprehensive reference for general information on the region.
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Rajendra Dave rated it really liked it Jun 01, Janet Rizvi is a freelance researcher and writer, specializing in the Western Himalaya and particularly Ladhak, where she lived for two years. Preview — Ladakh by Janet Rizvi. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Ankush Gupta rated it it was amazing Jan 09, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
It is tourism which has accelerated this change particularly in the last decade after the initial opening up in bringing in a mixed bag of social benefits to the urban population. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The writer has an obvious fondness for the region and it’s people, and the book is good introduction for readers unfamiliar with Ladakh.