264p., Figs., Plts., Abb., Tables, App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. King Deldan Namgyal (Tib. bde-ldan rnam rgyal). 2. Fall of Ladakh Kingdom. 3. Res System in Ladakh during 1900-1920. 4. Buddhist Traditional Society and Economic Development in Ladakh. 5. A Study of Drinking Water Supply in Leh District. 6. Losar: A New Year Festival of Ladakh and its Neighbouring Regions. 7. Matho Monastery. 8. Statues and Wall Paintings in Hemis Monastery. 9. Sachi Chosling Gon (Tib. Sa-spyi-chos-gling-dgon): A Geluk-pa Monastery. 10. Two Small Buddhist Temples in Kharbu. 11. Phugtal Gonpa. 12. Some Renowned Lamas of Ladakh. 13. Some Important Lamas Attached to Deskit Monastery. 14. Nawang Tsering (Tib. dga dbang tse ring): A Great Buddhist Scholar of Zanskar. 15. Tsering Skarma: A Famous Sculptor of Ladakh. 16. A Tibetan Manuscript During King Tsetan Namgyal Period. 17. Some Tibetan Inscriptions in Diskit Monastery, Nubra-Leh (Ladakh). 18. Phokarzong (Tib. Pho-kar-dzong): A Meditation Cave.
Ladakh is one of the remote region of Jammu & Kashmir State in India. Its people were negelected in the past due to the inaccessible terrain and inhospitable climatic conditions. However, Buddhist Yogis (Tib. Rnal-byor-pas-rGod-tsang-pa, stag0tsang-ras-pa etc. Indian Acharyas-Padmasambhava and Naropa and Rinpoches of Geluk, Saskya, Nyingma and Ka'gyud tradition have made their valuable contribution for the preservation of Buddhist culture and tradition. The Naropa came in Zanskar, Phokar dzong near Shargol and rgod-tsang above Hemis monastery in the high mountain ranges are such hermits where these great siddhas meditated years together. Author who came in Ladakh 1981, visited many such places. The present document is based upon the work, and a study over a long period of his stay in Ladakh.
This book thus, a multidisciplinary approach to study Ladakhi culture and tradition, and would be useful for tourists, research scholars and those who are interested in Ladakhi Buddhist Culture.