Jump to navigation. Inevitably, there has been a flood of books on Ladakh since , when this remote border district was thrown open to foreign visitors. But most of these publications, some of them quite lavish, have been meant as adornments for the coffee-table - the emphasis is on striking photography rather than hard knowledge. Janet Rizvi's page work is therefore welcome, and doubly so because it isn't a gee whiz product of wide-eyed wonder at a strange land and picturesque people.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This scholarly yet lively introduction to Ladakh and its people, in print since , is widely recognized as an authoritative and comprehensive reference for general information on the region.

Once perceived as a remote, romantic, and mysterious Shangri-La, Ladakh has over the years undergone profound changes-political, demographic, economic, socio-cultural as well as environmental. Extensively researched and lucidly written, this book explores the region's history and its importance as a confluence of various cultures and traditions to present a deeply informed account of Ladakh and its people.

Retaining the basic information from the original, this revised and updated third edition documents the changes and transformations that Ladakh has witnessed since , including a detailed analysis of political and economic shifts in the wake of the Kargil war.

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Book review: Janet Rizvi's 'Ladakh: Crossroads Of High Asia'

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Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia

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