Ladakh Studies Journal

Ladakh Studies is the official Journal of the International Association for Ladakh Studies

We publish information relevant to researchers with an interest in the Ladakh region, including both Leh and Kargil districts. We invite our readers to submit essays, book reviews, field notes or research news, and other items relating to current events, media, and knowledge about Ladakh broadly conceived.

Recent Issues
The full content of the most recent issues of Ladakh Studies are only available to IALS Members and subscribing libraries. Individual copies of Ladakh Studies are available for purchase from Heritage Bookhouse, Samkar Labrang Shoping Complex, Main Bazaar, Leh, Ladakh.

Back Issues
Back issues of Ladakh Studies are available for download as PDF:

Submission Guidelines
Ladakh Studies encourages submissions of short essays–––under 4000 words–––about contemporary events or ongoing research in Ladakh. Essays may cover historical, social, cultural, political, ecological, or scientific topics of interest to IALS members. Book Reviews or “Notes From the Field” should be under 2000 words. All material should be submitted in digital form as email attachments, in MS Word. We also accept digital files sent by CD but formatting may be altered. All illustrations should be submitted digitally as JPG files, under 2 MB.
Essays should be submitted single spaced, with left hand margins, with no indentations but line breaks between paragraphs. They should use social science citation guidelines (Author, Date: page #) in both the text and footnotes, and include a bibliography. Please use 12 point Arial or Times font, format to US letter size paper, and consult previous issues of Ladakh Studies. All essays will be peer reviewed before publication.

Please address editorial submissions and correspondence to:
Sunetro Ghosal, Editor
Stawa, P.O. Box 75, Leh-Ladakh 194 101. India.
Neerh, JBM Road, Amboli Andheri West, Mumbai 400 058. India.

News stories:
All stories must be accompanied by a title, date, and name of publication (including URL if appropriate). We are always on the lookout for people who want to assist with finding news stories, so if you would like to get involved please email:

Ladakh Studies (ISSN 1356-3491) is published by the International Association for Ladakh Studies and is sent to all current members of the IALS. For more information please see our membership pages.