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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It is tourism which has accelerated this change particularly in the last decade after the initial opening up in bringing in a mixed bag of social benefits to the urban population. Mary Storm rated it really liked it Aug 21, It does not go into much detail and fails to be adequately comprehensive. A Change of Direction 6. The Native Gigh 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 crossroafs Asia.

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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Customers who bought this item also bought. Rajendra Dave rated it really liked it Jun 01, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


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Read more Read less. It is mostly a historical review revising Franke’s turn-of-the-century work, The Kingdom of Western Tibet.

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A great book on Ladhak. Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Punit lqdakh it really liked it Sep 12, New Scots Tom M.

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Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this xsia crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region’s history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature, and artifacts. Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Oxford University Press; 2 edition October 29, Language: Page 1 croswroads 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


In the second section we learn how history shaped the region.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. 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”. Polo and polyandry, the living heritage of the gonpa, the role of Jesuits are just some of the topics covered here in a captivating prose.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But concommittant are dangerous rifts appearing in a docile community that was traditionally homogeneous having allowed the intermingling of diverse races as the Aryan Mons, Tibetans, Baltis, Dards, in its distinctive physiognomy, language and culture.

Crossroads of High Asia. This is an excellent book on Ladakh, the author writes well and her research is accurate and thorough. First Citizens Meena Radhakrishna. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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