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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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. Rob G rated it liked it Dec 07, It is mostly a historical review revising Franke’s turn-of-the-century work, The Kingdom of Western Tibet. 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.

He died near the Korakoram Pass at the hands of an Afghan assassin, Daud Mohammad, ending as another mystery the rugged mountains have buried. Crossrozds is discussion on issues of language, an amazingly sophisticated irrigation system, development technology suitable to fragile ecosystems, etc. Measuring Inequality Frank Cowell. Nov 20, Rigzin rated it really liked it.

It is tourism which has accelerated this change particularly in the last decade after the initial opening up in bringing in a mixed aldakh of social benefits to the urban population. Right from its production by the nomadic Chang-pa on the plateaus of Tibet the trade continued to be handled by certain Kashmiri families hence, the renowned Cashmere shawl. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


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My gratitude to the learned writer Janet. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. See our Returns Policy. Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this high-altitude crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region’s history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature, and artifacts. Manasa Murugan rated it really liked it Oct 09, Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

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A Journey in Ladakh: Get to Know Us. Review “Only [Rizvi] has given us, in one volume, so much reliable information.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Gauri Dabholkar rated it crossroade it Aug 03, Showing of 2 reviews. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? One needs to refer to these on a frequent basis. 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. It does not go into much detail and fails to be adequately comprehensive.


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One person found this helpful. However, it is of limited use as an overall historical or cultural reference for those more advanced in studying this region. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Stuart rated it it was ok Oct 07, What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Arjun rated it it was ok Nov 20, crissroads Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 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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