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The International Association for Ladakh Studies

John Bray—Henry Osmaston: The First Chapter

Monisha Ahmed—The Salt Trade: Rupshu's Annual Trek to Tso Kar

John Bray & Chris Butters—An Eighteenth-Century Bhutanese Lama's Journey to Ladakh

John Clarke—The Tibetanisation of European Steel Stoves in Ladakh

David Sonam Dawa—Whither Ladakh Education?

Mohammed Deen Darokhan—Ecological Agriculture Development and Strategies for Sustainable Development in Ladakh

Pascale Dollfus—Mountain Deities among the Nomadic Communities of Kharnak (eastern Ladakh)

Kaneez Fatima—Women's Development and Education in Kargil District

Anandamayee Ghosh—Tibetan Literary Language and Ladakhi Speech: A Continuity

Nicola Grist—Twin Peaks: The Two Shi'ite Factions of the Suru Valley

Kim Gutschow—The smyung gnas Fast in Zangskar: How Liminality Depends on Structure

Katherine E. Hay—Gender, Modernization, and Change in Ladakh

Reinhard Herdick—Yangthang in West Ladakh: an Analysis of the Economic and Socio-cultural Structure of a Village and Its Relation with Its Monastery

Neil Howard—Ancient Painted Pottery from Ladakh

Mohd. Jaffar Akhoon—The Scope of Tourism in Kargil District

Michael Khoo & Tsering Norbu Martse—The Wrath of Rahu: Remarks on the Observation of Solar and Lunar Eclipses in Ladakh

P.J. Marczell—Csoma Körösi's Guides in Tibetan Learning from Rdzong khul dgon-pa, Zangs dkar, with special reference to Tshul khrims rgya mthso

Nawang Tsering Shakspo—The Foremost Teachers of the Kings of Ladakh

David Pinault—Muslim-Buddhist Relations in a Ritual Context: An Analysis of the Muharram Procession in Leh Township, Ladakh

Mohd. Raza Abbasi—Kargil: An Introduction to the District and the Youth Voluntary Forum

Janet Rizvi—The Trade in Pashm and Its Impact on Ladakh's History

Abdul Ghani Sheikh—Economic Conditions in Ladakh during the Dogra Period

Martin Sökefeld—Balawaristan and Other ImagiNations: a Nationalist Discourse in the Northern Areas of Pakistan

Sonam Dawa—Economic Development of Ladakh: Need for a New Strategy

Phuntshog Achinapa—Hanu Village: a Symbol of Resistance Sonam

Spalzes Angmo—Women's Development in Ladakh

Bettina Zeisler—Borrowed Language: Passive Assimilation or Active Integration of Modern Concepts

Biographical notes