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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Mary Storm rated it really liked it Aug 21, 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 role for centuries.

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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Native Genius Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this nigh crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region’s history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature, and artifacts.

She adopts an interdisciplinary approach, hifh her subjects range from the nature of crossrooads imposing Himalayan mountains to the convoluted history of Ladakh to the even more complicated present. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.


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Showing of 2 reviews. 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. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. However, it is of limited use as an overall historical or cultural reference for those more advanced in studying this region.

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. 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 Ceossroads, and the fact of Leh being a major entreport, hence a melting pot of races and the wealth of oral literature.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There is discussion on issues of language, an amazingly sophisticated irrigation system, development technology suitable to fragile ecosystems, etc.


Gauri Dabholkar rated it liked it Aug 03, Click here to sign up. It is mostly a historical review revising Franke’s hign work, The Kingdom of Western Tibet. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

He died near the Korakoram Pass at the hands of an Afghan assassin, Daud Mohammad, ending as another mystery the rugged mountains have buried. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. higu

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Ankush Gupta rated it it was amazing Jan 09, But these drawbacks are easily forgiven if it is understood as an introductory book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Janet Rizvi. Lists with This Book. Customers who bought this larakh also bought.

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