By Jacqueline H. Fewkes
This booklet offers an ethno-historical examine of the alternate procedure in Ladakh (India), a hectic entrep?t for Silk path exchange among primary and South Asia. formerly part of worldwide networks, Ladakh turned an remoted border quarter as nationwide limitations have been outlined and enforced within the mid-20th century. As alternate with relevant Asia ended, social existence in Ladakh was once irrevocably altered. The author's study combines anthropological, historic, and archaeological tools of research, utilizing facts from fundamental files, ethnographic interviews and participation-observation fieldwork. the result's a cultural historical past of South and primary Asia, detailing the social lives of ancient Ladakhi investors and opting for their group as a sophisticated social crew. the connection among the old narratives and the trendy ethnographic context illustrates how social matters in sleek groups are concerning these of the previous. it truly is proven that this courting is determined by either thoughts, narratives in regards to the previous developed inside of current social contexts, and legacies, ways that the previous keeps to form current social interactions. This publication might be of specific curiosity to anthropologists, historians and experts in South and valuable Asian reviews, in addition to these attracted to old archaeology, technological know-how, sociology, political technology and economics.