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Marjo Alafouzo and Yashaswini Chandra
The presence of the Himalayas to the south and the Karakoram range in the north makes Ladakh appear isolated. Historically, however, the region has always been connected to the outside world through numerous trade routes. Its neighbours included present-day Tibetan Autonomous Region to the east,…
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Marjo Alafouzo
​Ladakh is situated in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in the Western Himalayas, and is bounded by the Karakoram mountain range in the northwest and by the Great Himalayas in the south. Despite these forbidding natural barriers, Ladakh has several passes and land routes that have historically…
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Yashaswini Chandra
The ‘Alchi murals’ have become one of the highlights of the cultural heritage of Ladakh leading to the transformation of the site of Alchi—now a major tourist destination as well as a complex of monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Until recent scholarship closely…
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