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Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh


The swiftly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh, whose people struggle to balance growth and technology with cultural values, offers crucial ... Show synopsis

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Phyllis  D

What we can learn and profit from

by Phyllis D on May 23, 2012

Most of the time I think it best for the indigenous person to speak for him/herself. I deviate in this case. The author lived with the Ladakh people for 16 years or so, and witnessed the changes that came in the form of "progress." In her early years, the people still lived their traditional ways without interference from outsiders. They lived with their environment happily with each other, needing nothing from the outside world. They wasted nothing. Then came the capitalists and industrialists with "better ideas", "modernization," " employment," and the Ladakh culture fell apart. The author describes the cost of progress. I recommend this book to everyone! It may well help us find our way back to a healthy earth, and a healthy society.

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