Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia

Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia

by Janet Rizvi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198079415
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2012
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

About the Author:
Janet Rizvi is a British historian who lived in Ladakh for two years as the wife of the Development Commissioner.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Where Many Roads Meet
PART 1: LADAKH: MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY:
1. Approaches
2. Profile of a Landscape
3. Creatures of the Wild: Species at Risk
PART 2: LADAKH PAST:
4. The Old Kingdom
5. A Change of Direction
6. Hazardous Trails
Part 3: LADAKH PRESENT:
7. The Daily Round
8. Polyandry and Polo
9. The Native Genius
10. Change
11. Buddhists, Muslim and Christians
12. The Gompas, a Living Heritage
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index

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