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Trans-Himalayan Caravans - Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh
Trans-Himalayan Caravans - Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh

Trans-Himalayan Caravans - Merchant Princes and Peasant Traders in Ladakh

by Janet Rizvi

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195648552 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 384

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Janet Rizvi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 384
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195648552

Description

This book is an important contribution to the history, geography, economics and sociology of the entire Himalayan and trans-Himalayan region, including central Asia and Tibet.

It is equally of a part of the growing corpus of research specifically on Ladakh, and will be of interest to scholars in these fields. It will also appeal to general readers, especially those interested in travel and mountain books.

Contents

1.Introduction: Silk, Spices and Salt: The Trades of Inner Asia
2.The Routes
3.The Pashm Trade
4.The Shamma
5.Zanskar and the Suru Valley
6.The Entrepreneurs
7.The Leh-Lhasa Trade
8.The Trans-Karakoram Trade Remembered
9.The Kiraiyakash
10.The Old Order Changeth
11.Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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