CONTENTS:- I. 1. Village dictionary of Ladakh. 2. Dards: An Indo Aryan race in Ladakh. 3. Khalatse: a village of Dards. 4. Stag rimo Gonpa (Tib. stag rimo dgon-pa). 5. Buddhist engaged images in Ladakh. 6. Spituk Monastery. 7. Dorje Chenmo Lhakhang in Shey village. 8. Rangdum Gonpa (Tib. rang-Idurn-bshad grub Zamling gyan) of Zanskar. 9. Yarma - Gonpo Monastery. 10. Likir A Geluk - pa Monastery in Ladakh. 11. Royal Palaces in Ladakh. 12. Sengge Namgyal: a great protector of Ladakhi Buddhist culture. 13. Pt. Rahul Sanskrit Yayan's is views about Ladakhi culture. 14. Tibetan inscriptions near Dorje Chenmo Chokhang Shey. II. 15. Ruthok Lhuvduh Chasling Gonpa. 16. Karma Dupgyud Choeling Gonpa. 17. H.E. Chosje Togdan Rinpoche: a head Lama of Ladakh and his Photang. 18. Theghchen Chosling (Tib. Itheg Che Chos gling) Monastery. 19. Thuptan Donag Shedup Choskhorling. 20. Some Buddhist monuments in Chushod Village, Leh-Ladakh. 21. History of Lamayuru Monastery during 1834-40. 22. Tibetan inscriptions on the walls inside the temples of Alchi Choskhor during 11th and 16th century A.D.
Ladakh, is an inhospitable region of Jammu and Kashmir State, has highly rugged mountainous terrain with cold arid climate, remains close for vehicular traffic for about six months during winter season. As a result foreign invaders were unable to destroy the Buddhist culture and heritage of Ladakh. This book is an attempt to study various Buddhist monasteries of this region, based upon Tibetan inscriptions and rock or stone carvings. Thus, this excellent monograph is the outcome of author's field research work, who visited the different monasteries time and again since 1981.