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By Helena Norberg Hodge

ISBN-10: 0712606564

ISBN-13: 9780712606561

Ladakh, or 'Little Tibet', is a wildly attractive barren region wind up within the Western Himalayas. it's a position of few assets and an severe weather. but for greater than one thousand years, it's been domestic to a thriving tradition. Traditions of frugality and cooperation, coupled with an intimate and location-specific wisdom of our surroundings, enabled the Ladakhis not just to outlive, yet to prosper. everybody had sufficient to consume; households and groups have been powerful; the prestige of ladies was once excessive. Then got here 'development'. Now within the smooth area one unearths pollutants and divisiveness, inflation and unemployment, intolerance and greed. Centuries of ecological stability and social concord are below chance from pressures of Western consumerism.

Ancient Futures is even more than a publication approximately Ladakh. Passionately argued, it increases vital questions on the full inspiration of development, and explores the foundation explanations of the malaise of commercial society. even as, the tale of Ladakh serves as a resource of suggestion for our personal destiny. It indicates us that in a different way is feasible, and issues to a few of the 1st steps in the direction of kinder, gentler styles of living.

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