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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The one an only complete book about in itself. Skip to main content. Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Lakshminarayanan Iyer rated it liked it Jun 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. A History of Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan. The Daily Round 8.

Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi

Return to Ladwkh Page. Nov 20, Rigzin rated it really liked it. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? By the time one finishes the book, one is sure to remember some names of the kings, the sects of Budhism, monasteries, some places and the routes etc. Buddhists, Muslim and Christians Click here to sign up.

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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 nor correc Asai of the few books about Ladakh, written by a British writer with a connection to the region.

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Write a product review. Rob G rated it liked it Dec 07, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. No doubt the transition to modernity is more rapid with the deflection of tourists from Kashmir, it higb become a virtual death-trap this last decade.

Russ rated it liked it Aug 26, The writer xsia an obvious or for the region and it’s people, and the book is good introduction for readers unfamiliar with Ladakh. Though as yet Ladakh is one of the most underpopulated regions with a ratio of one person per 3 km, the population is rising, having gone up 25 per cent between to and much more since, there may come a time in the near future when the region will not provide employment to those equipped for it.

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Aug 27, Pradeep Karuturi rated it it was ok. Raghavendra Rao rated it liked it Sep 20, The first half covers the landscape and wildlife, then moves on to a history of Ladakh. 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 crossroadx for centuries. However, it is of limited use as an overall historical or cultural reference for those more advanced in studying this region.


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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Junaid Hakeem rated it liked it Feb 27, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have crossroass Kindle? A great book on Ladhak. Stuart rated it it was ok Oct 07, Democracy and Public Space John R. Showing of 2 reviews. But these drawbacks are easily forgiven if it is understood as an introductory book.