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Synopsis:

The swiftly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh, whose people struggle to balance growth and technology with cultural values, offers crucial lessons in sustainable development. This gripping portrait of the western Himalayan land known as “Little Tibet” moves from the authors first visit to idyllic, nonindustrial Ladakh in 1974 to the present, tracking profound changes as the region was opened to foreign tourists, Western goods and technologies, and pressures for economic growth. These changes in turn brought generational conflict, unemployment, inflation, environmental damage, and threats to the traditional way of life.

Appalled by these negative impacts, the author helped establish the Ladakh Project (later renamed the International Society for Ecology and Culture) to seek sustainable solutions that preserve cultural integrity and environmental health, while addressing the Ladakhis hunger for modernization. This model undertaking effectively combines educational programs for all social levels with the design, demonstration, and promotion of appropriate technologies such as solar heating and small-scale hydro power.

Examining how modernization changes the way people live and think, Norberg-Hodge challenges us to redefine our concepts of “development” and “progress.” Above all, Ancient Futures stresses the need to carry traditional wisdom into the future—our urgent task as a global community.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-198) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871566430
Subtitle:
Learning from Ladakh
Foreword:
Matthiessen, Peter
Author:
Norberg-Hodge, Helena
Author:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
India
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Appropriate technology.
Subject:
Rural development projects.
Subject:
Ladåakh (India) Rural conditions.
Subject:
Ladåakh
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Rural development projects -- India -- Låadakh.
Subject:
Appropriate technology -- India -- Låadakh.
Subject:
General Nature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
101-400
Publication Date:
19920818
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 BandW photos, Maps
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.5 lb

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Asia
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Asia » Himalayan Region
History and Social Science » World History » India

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The swiftly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh, whose people struggle to balance growth and technology with cultural values, offers crucial lessons in sustainable development. This gripping portrait of the western Himalayan land known as “Little Tibet” moves from the authors first visit to idyllic, nonindustrial Ladakh in 1974 to the present, tracking profound changes as the region was opened to foreign tourists, Western goods and technologies, and pressures for economic growth. These changes in turn brought generational conflict, unemployment, inflation, environmental damage, and threats to the traditional way of life.

Appalled by these negative impacts, the author helped establish the Ladakh Project (later renamed the International Society for Ecology and Culture) to seek sustainable solutions that preserve cultural integrity and environmental health, while addressing the Ladakhis hunger for modernization. This model undertaking effectively combines educational programs for all social levels with the design, demonstration, and promotion of appropriate technologies such as solar heating and small-scale hydro power.

Examining how modernization changes the way people live and think, Norberg-Hodge challenges us to redefine our concepts of “development” and “progress.” Above all, Ancient Futures stresses the need to carry traditional wisdom into the future—our urgent task as a global community.

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