Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh (1993)

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Ladakh, or 'Little Tibet', is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the Western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet for more than 1,000 years, it has been home to a thriving culture. Traditions of frugality and cooperation, with an intimate and location-specific knowledge of the environment, enabled the Ladakhis not only to survive, but to prosper.Then came "development". Now in Leh, the capital, one finds pollution and divisiveness, inflation and... read more
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