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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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But concommittant are dangerous rifts appearing in a docile community that was traditionally homogeneous having allowed the intermingling of diverse races as the Aryan Mons, Tibetans, Baltis, Dards, in its distinctive physiognomy, language and culture. Trans-Himalayan Caravans Janet Rizvi.
Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: This authoritatively written book is the first to study Ladakh, the celebrated last outpost of Tibetan civilization. Tsewang Thinles rated it really liked it Aug 14, Visit our Help Pages. The lqdakh has an obvious fondness for the region and it’s people, and the book is good introduction for readers unfamiliar with Ladakh. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
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Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh. Buddhists, Muslim and Christians It does not go into much detail and fails to be adequately comprehensive. Choose your country or region Close. But these drawbacks are easily forgiven if it is understood as an introductory book.
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Some lines seem to be borrowed from other sources. Retaining the basic information from the original, this revised and updated third edition documents the changes and transformations that Ladakh has witnessed sinceincluding a detailed analysis of political and economic shifts in the wake of the Kargil war.
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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. Butz, and Samir KC. I can think of no other book which serves as a better general introduction to Ladakh. 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.
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Once perceived as crossraods remote, romantic, and mysterious Shangri-La, Ladakh has over the years undergone profound changes-political, demographic, economic, socio-cultural as well as environmental. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Read more Read less. A great book on Ladhak.
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Oxford University Press; 2 edition October 29, Language: In the first section of the book we read about the nature and the geology of Ladakh, where water, or the lack thereof, has played a crucial role for centuries.