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We are excited to bring you Volume 39, Number 2 of HIMALAYA, with its emphasis on exploring religious diversity and social change in Ladakh. This special issue foregrounds the plural faith traditions and religions in Ladakh, and presents religion as a site of creativity, visuality, innovation, and social and political change. An array of academic articles examine religion in Ladakh as a set of practices and epistemologies that are hardly insular, but rather embody decades of material and ideological encounters with the world outside. Taken together, the articles debunk the imaginaries of Ladakh as an isolated mountain frontier, and center religion to track and explore the rich regional and global connections that continue to influence Ladakh’s profuse cultural and political heritage.


Published: 06-Mar-2020


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