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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Close to 30 years in print. Of particular interest to me was the pashm and charas trade routes that traversed over inaccessible ranges. Focuses on changes sinceincluding Kargil war.

Ladakh – Janet Rizvi – Oxford University Press

There is information on social customs such as older members moving into the lower house leaving the young people to manage, the absence of caste among Buddhist Ladakhis, and the fact of Leh being crosrsoads major entreport, hogh a melting pot of races and the wealth of oral literature.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Rinchen Dolma rated it really liked it Mar 20, Lucid and interesting piece of research. Creatures of the Wild: One of the few books about Ladakh, written by a British writer with a connection to the region.


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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. A History of Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Showing of 2 reviews. Shivam Tomar rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Learning from Ladakh – a much more popular work – Rizvi’s hih is a much more well-balanced, objective account, grounding Ladakh in its historical and regional context. Devine and Angela McCarthy. In the second section we learn how history shaped the region.

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Showing of 2 reviews. He died near the Korakoram Pass at the hands of an Afghan assassin, Daud Mohammad, ending as another mystery the rugged mountains have buried. 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.


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.

Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia

There was a problem filtering reviews right nigh. No doubt the transition to modernity is more rapid with the deflection of tourists from Kashmir, it having become a virtual death-trap this last decade. Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: 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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