cerkalo
» » Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia (Oxford Paperbacks)

Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia (Oxford Paperbacks) download ebook

by Janet Rizvi

Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia (Oxford Paperbacks) download ebook
ISBN:
0195623908
ISBN13:
978-0195623901
Author:
Janet Rizvi
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (April 26, 1990)
Language:
Pages:
236 pages
ePUB:
1675 kb
Fb2:
1494 kb
Other formats:
lrf txt docx doc
Category:
Americas
Subcategory:
Rating:
4.1

About the Author: Janet Rizvi is a British historian who lived in Ladakh for two years as the wife of the Development Commissioner. I can think of no other book which serves as a better general introduction to Ladakh.

About the Author: Janet Rizvi is a British historian who lived in Ladakh for two years as the wife of the Development Commissioner. Series: Oxford Paperbacks. Paperback: 236 pages. Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 26, 1990). However, it is of limited use as an overall historical or cultural reference for those more advanced in studying this region.

Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh (2001) and Secretary, International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS). Hardcover: 328 pages.

In this changing scenario, the reprint of Janet Rizvi’s book, Crossroads of High Asia fulfills an essential space. The author does not set out to provide new interpretations or analysis, but seeks to inform and in what the book’s parameters are, she succeeds.

About the Author: Janet Rizvi has a P. in History from University of Cambridge Lying athwart some of the world's highest mountain ranges at the meeting-point of central and south Asia, Ladakh at the same time represents Tibet's endangered civilization, an. . in History from University of Cambridge. She is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh (2001). Lying athwart some of the world's highest mountain ranges at the meeting-point of central and south Asia, Ladakh at the same time represents Tibet's endangered civilization, and constitutes a crossroads where Islam and Buddhism have met and blended to form a unique culture.

Find sources: "History of Ladakh" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR . Ladakh - Crossroads of High Asia, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Find sources: "History of Ladakh" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (March 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Map of Kashmir with modern Ladakh highlighted in purple. Hemis Monastery in the 1870s. Rizvi points out that this passage not only confirms that, in the early 8th century, the region of modern Ladakh was under Tibetan suzerainty, but that the people belonged to non-Tibetan stock. In 747, the hold of Tibet was loosened by the campaign of Chinese General Gao Xianzhi, who tried to re-open the direct communications between Central Asia and Kashmir.

Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this high-altitude crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region's history, rich oral tradition . She is the author of Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia (OIP). Bibliographic information.

Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this high-altitude crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region's history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature, and artifacts. Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia.

Paperback, 290 pages. Published October 29th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 1984). Paperback, 290 pages. 0195645464 (ISBN13: 9780195645460).

Ladakh: crossroads of high asia. pp. xii, 224, 32 plates, map (on endpapers). Delhi et. Oxford Universisty Press, 1983. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 15 March 2011. Recommend this journal.

Place of Publication. The Fast 800 by Michael Mosley Paperback Book 3 Day Express Delivery. Janet Rizvi is the author of Trans-Himalayan Caravans: Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh (2001) and Secretary, International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS). Country of Publication.

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr. Publish date: 09/01/1998. Description: This authoritatively written book is the first to study Ladakh, the celebrated Last outpost of Tibetan civilization. Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this high-altitude crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region's history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature, and artifacts.

This highly readable volume offers the first authoritative account of the history, religions, culture, and social conditions of Ladakh, the land often celebrated as the last outpost of Tibetan civilization. Relatively isolated from the rest of India as well as from Tibet by the world's highest mountains, Ladakh stands at the crossroads where Islam and Buddhism met and blended to produce an entirely unique culture. Writing with feeling and personal knowledge born out of years of study and years spent in the region, Janet Rizvi presents much more than a mere coffee-table pictorial guide. She explores the region's rich oral tradition, and its literature and artefacts, as well as its trade and economy. The volume also includes appendices on the Jesuits in Western Tibet and additional information for visitors, a glossary, select bibliography, and index. Now available in paperback for the first time, Ladakh will provide tourists, travelers, scholars, and general readers with hours of enjoyment.