Tibetan Buddhism

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Manan Kapoor
Cham is a vibrant Buddhist dance performed by and associated with a number of Tibetan Buddhist sects. A common feature during occasions such as the Hemis festival, there are different kinds of chams, each with a backstory and a legend. We look at five chams—the skeleton dance (durdak garcham), the…
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Marjo Alafouzo and Yashaswini Chandra
  Ahmed, Monisha. 2002. Living Fabric: Weaving Amongst the Nomads of Ladakh Himalaya. Bangkok: Orchid Press.   Alafouzo, Marjo. 2008. 'The Iconography of the Drinking Scene in the Dukhang at Alchi, Ladakh'. PhD thesis. Department of the History of Art, School of Oriental and African Studies,…
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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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