Recent Research on Ladakh 2007

confproc09 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.
This book presents a selection of 34 papers on the history, art, language, culture and natural environment of Ladakh. Between them, they provide a succinct overview of many of the key themes of contemporary research on Ladakh. The majority of the papers were first presented at the 11th IALS colloquium which took place in Leh and Choglamsar from 21-25 July 2003, and was co-hosted by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. The papers are arranged in eight sections: History; History of Art and Architecture; Local Cultures and Tradition; Medicine and Health; Political and Social Change; Challenges of Development; and An Ethic for the Future? Each of these sections is presented with an editorial introduction summarising the main themes.

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Content and Introduction

Kushok Bakula Rinpoche—Inaugural Speech


History of Art and Architecture

Local Cultures and Tradition

Medicine and Health

Political and Social Change

Challenges of Development

An Ethic for the Future?

List of Contributors