The Cultural Heritage of Ladakh. Volume One. Central Ladakh; Volume One Central Ladakh. David L. SNELLGROVE, Tadeusz SKORUPSKI.

The Cultural Heritage of Ladakh. Volume One. Central Ladakh; Volume One Central Ladakh

Boulder, CO: Prana Press, 1979. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto. xviii + 144 pp. Gray cloth with gilt titling to spine; pictoral end papers; tipped in color frontis; b&w and color illustrations; bibliography and index. From the publisher: "Ladakh existed as an independent western Tibetan kingdom until 1834, when it was finally taken over by the rulers of Jammu and Kashmir, thus becoming an integral part of India. It has, however, remained one the few regions where Tibetan Buddhism, and the Tibetan way of life have continued to flourish." The author, of this work, David L. Snellgrove, and Tadeusz Skorupski, were the first "outside" scholars to revist the area, after it had been closed for decades for security reasons. Both are justifiably recognised as amongst the greatest Tibetan scholars of the last century, and in this volume they offer a skillful examination of the religion, art, architecture and history of central Ladakh. Overall, a tight and bright Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. (Dustjacket has a few small creases on top edge; not price clipped.). Item #16024
ISBN: 9748304531

Price: $35.00