Western Himalayas

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Deb Mukharji
How long has been your association with photography? When did you start as a photographer?   I started with a Kodak box camera in 1949. A few years later, I acquired a Voigtlander Bessa I of the 120 format. Eventually, I went on to several models of Canon 35 mm. After Kodachrome stopped production…
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Isaac Tsetan Gergan
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Nawang Tsering Shakspo
The charismatic teachings and deeds of Guru Padmasambhava have had wide-reaching effects on the followers of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh. I would like to start with a quote from Chandra Das’ A Tibetan–English Dictionary: Pad-ma abun-gna is the Tibetan name of the great master of magic who came into…
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Namrata Toraskar
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Sharmistha Dutta
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Deepti Asthana
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Sankar Sridhar
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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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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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