Tibet Journal Vol. 40 (2015), No. 2. Special Issue on Ladakh: Historical Perspectives and Social Change. Edited by John Bray, Petra Maurer and Andrea Butcher.

The volume contains a total of 11 papers on broadly ‘Tibetological’ themes, including the region’s political and religious history, contemporary development and social issues, and Ladakhi understandings of colour. Most of the papers were presented at the 16th international conference of the International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS) in Heidelberg in April 2013, together with two additional contributions from Rob Linrothe and Nawang Jinpa.

How to order: The journal is available from the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala and Tibet House in Lodhi Road, New Delhi. It is possible to order individual copies by sending an e-mail to Biblia Impex in New Delhi at contact@bibliaimpex.com. For sales within India, the price is Rs275 per copy, including registered local shipping,. The international price is USD24.00, including airmail postage. It is possible to pay by PayPal.
1. “The History of the dGe lugs pa in the Nubra Valley” by Christian Faggionato.

2. “Site Unseen: Approaching a Royal Buddhist Monument of Zangskar (Western Himalayas)” by Rob Linrothe.

3. “Isn’t Life Miserable? The Youth of the Yogin Ngawang Tshering from Ladakh” by Petra Maurer.

4. “Why did Tibet and Ladakh Clash in the 17th Century? Rethinking the Background to the ‘Mongol War’ in Ngari (1679-1684)” by Nawang Jinpa.

5. “A Himalayan Encounter: Lama Lobsang Chospel and Heinrich August Jäschke” by John Bray.

6. “Specialized Vocations in mid-20th Century Ladakh” by Janet Rizvi.

7. “‘The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same’: Idioms of House Society in the Leh Area (Ladakh)” by Sophie Day.

8. “Ceremonial Activities in Development. The Spiritual ‘Problems’ for Ladakh’s Secular Encounter” by Andrea Butcher.

9. “The Dalai Lama’s Visits to Zangskar in 1980, 1988 and 2009. Reflections on Social and Economic Change” by Salomé Deboos.

10. “The Shipki la and its Place in Crossborder Trade between India and Tibet” by Rafal Beszterda.

11. “Perceiving, Naming and Using Colours in Ladakh” by Pascale Dollfus.