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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Oxford University Press; 2 edition October 29, Language: Janet Rizvi is a freelance researcher and writer, specializing in the Western Himalaya and particularly Ladhak, where she lived for two years. Choose your country or region Close. My gratitude to the learned writer Janet. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Prodipto rated it really liked it Dec 02, She adopts an interdisciplinary approach, and her subjects range from the nature of the imposing Himalayan mountains to the convoluted history of Ladakh to the even more complicated present. Academic Skip to main content. But these drawbacks are easily forgiven if it is understood as an introductory book.


Gauri Dabholkar rated it liked it Aug 03, There is the account of Scotsman Andrew Dalgleish, agent of the short-lived Central Asian Trading Company, who attempted in the latter 19 th century, to cut into the trade and carve a colonial niche at a time when the British were hellbent on a policy of containing Russian aggrandizement. 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.

Junaid Hakeem rated it liked it Feb 27, The writer has an obvious fondness for the region and it’s people, and the book is good introduction for readers unfamiliar with Ladakh. Showing of 2 reviews. Punit rated it really liked it Sep 12, 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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Ankush Asiz rated it it was amazing Jan 09, 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.

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Lists with This Book. And ldakh 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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