Recent Research on Ladakh

confproc01 D. Kantowski & R. Sander (eds.). 1983. Recent Research on Ladakh: history, culture, sociology, ecology. Weltforum Verlag, Munich. Proceedings of the first colloquium on Ladakh held in 1981 at Konstanz (Federal Republic of Germany).
This volume is out of print, however the full text from this volume is available for download: PDF (25MB).


  • Preface
  • Tsering Mutup: “Kesar Ling Norbu Dadul”
  • Sjoerd-Jan de Vries: “Notes on the History and Iconography of Bakula”
  • Dieter Schuh: “Zu den Hintergründeder Parteinahme Ladakh’s für Bhutan im Krieg gegen Lhasa”
  • Rohit Vohra: “History of the Dards and the Concept of Minaro Traditions among the Buddhist Dards in Ladakh”
  • John Bray: “The Moravian Church in Ladakh: The First Forty years 1885-1925”
  • Patrick Kaplanian: “Quelques aspects du mythe et des structures mentales au Ladakh”
  • Martin Brauen: “The Cosmic Centre in the Ladakhi Marriage Ritual”
  • Joss Bachhofer: “Experiences in Hemis Gonpa”
  • Anna Grimshaw: “Celibacy, Religion and Economic Activity in a Monastic Community of Ladakh”
  • Walter A. Frank: “Protocol of a Spontaneous Para-normal Healing in Ladakh”
  • Ferry Erdmann: “Social Stratification in Ladakh: Upper Estates and Low-castes”
  • Jean-Pierre Rigal: “Chiling, un village du Ladakh. Contribution à l’anthropologie d’un village de culture tibétaine lamaiste”
  • Reinhard Sander: “Three Generations in the Wanla Valley”
  • John H. Crook/T. Shakya: “Six Families of Leh”
  • Ria Reis: “Reproduction or Retreat: The Position of Buddhist Women in Ladakh”
  • Ulrich Gruber: “Man and his Natural Environment in Ladakh”
  • Wolfgang Friedl: “Landwirtschaft, Viehzucht und Handwerk in Zangla”
  • Peter Eppler: “Impact of Tourism on Leh and Surroundings”
  • Helena Norberg-Hodge/John Page: “Unscientific Observations”