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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Russ rated it liked it Aug 26, Read more Read less. No ladakhh the transition to modernity is more rapid with the deflection of tourists from Kashmir, it having become a virtual death-trap this last decade. This should be the first book to read for a serious beginner in Ladakh studies, and is accessible enough for a casual reader.

Arjun rated it it was ok Nov 20, Learning from Ladakh – a much more popular work – Rizvi’s book is a much more well-balanced, objective account, grounding Ladakh in its historical and regional context. Of particular interest is the analysis on women in a society which traditionally awarded its female half, a high status.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I can think of no other book which serves as a better general introduction to Ladakh. Raghavendra Rao rated it liked it Sep 20, Janet Rizvi is a freelance researcher and writer, specializing in the Western Himalaya and particularly Ladhak, where she lived for two years. Read more Read less.

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The first half covers the landscape and wildlife, then moves on to a history of Ladakh. Lists with This Book. Some lines seem to be borrowed from other sources. Polo and polyandry, the living ladamh of the gonpa, the role of Jesuits are just some of the topics covered here in a captivating prose. By the time one finishes the asua, one is sure to remember some names of the kings, the sects of Budhism, monasteries, some places and the routes etc.

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Close to 30 years in print. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Gauri Dabholkar rated it liked it Aug 03, 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 correct”.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Shashank rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Polyandry and Polo 9. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Audible Download Audio Books. Junaid Hakeem rated it liked it Feb 27, Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Hazardous Trails Part 3: Remember me on this computer. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Help Center Find new research papers in: Rajendra Dave rated it really liked it Jun 01, Urvi rated it liked it Aug 16, And in the third and most important part we read about the local traditions and how they impact on the present multicultural reality, with Buddhists, Muslims and Christians and few Hindus mixing and matching their heritage to find most of the time an exemplary modus vivendi not easily found these days in this part of Asia.

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