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John Bray & Nawang Tsering Shakspo, eds. 2007. Recent Research on Ladakh 2007. Leh: Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages/International Association for Ladakh Studies, 2007. 274 pp. map, illus.

Kushok Bakula Rinpoche—Inaugural Speech


Abdul Ghani Sheikh—Ladakh and its neighbours. Past and present

Tashi Stobdan—Once Ladakh was a lake

Bettina Zeisler—On the position of Ladakhi and Balti in the Tibetan language family

Jigar Mohammed—Mughal sources on medieval Ladakh, Baltistan and Western Tibet

Poul Pedersen & Martijn van Beek—Prince Peter’s film from Ladakh 1938

History of Art and Architecture

Tashi Ldawa Tshangpa—a short note on some petroglyphs of the Nubra valley

Christian Luczanits—Alchi Sumtseg reconsidered

Wolfgang Heusgen—Alchi Sumtseg—an endangered jewel?

John Harrison—The conservation of Kanji tsuglakhang

Erberto lo Bue—Traditional Buddhist art in 20th century Ladakh

Local Cultures and Tradition

Nawang Tsering Shakspo—Historical perspectives of Saboo

Raja Iftikhar Hussain Ali Khan—The impact of Balti culture on Jammu & Kashmir and beyond

Sonam Phuntsog—The culture of the Dards

Skarma Junglay – Fokar in the kingdom of Purig

Medicine and Health

Padma Gurmet—the Amchi system of medicine. The art and science of a healthy way of life

Alessandro Boesi—the classification of medicinal plants in Tibetan medicine

S.T. Phuntsog—Dharmic physiology

Jamila Bano—high altitude sickness in Ladakh

Political and Social Change

Sat Paul Sahni—Ladakh travels far and fast

Abdul Ghani Sheikh—transformation of Kuksho village

Pushp Saraf—Buddhist political activism after 1988

Gerhard Emmer—the condition of the argons of Leh

Mohammed Raza Abbasi—Pakistani shelling of Kargil in 1997 and 1999. An eyewitness account

Gitanjali Chaturvedi—trifurcation—a secular agenda?

Challenges of Development

Corinne Wacker—can irrigation systems disclose the history of the villages of Ladakh? The example of Tagmachig

Sunandan Tiwari & Radhika Gupta—changing currents: irrigation practices of Leh town

Ritesh Arya—groundwater exploration and its exploitation in Ladakh. Implications for sustainable development

Kaneez Fatima—education in the Drass valley

Mohammed Saleem Mir—the apricot wealth of Ladakh

Rinchen Wangchuk & Rodney Jackson—a community-based approach to mitigating livestock-wildlife conflict in Ladakh

Tashi Morup—Kharnak nomads leave Changthang

An Ethic for the Future?

Sonam Wangchok—Buddhism and contemporary society in Ladakh

Muhammad Omar Gutu Nadvi—The Holy Quran and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the Ladakhi language

Robert Cook—psychology, Buddhism and sustainable development