24 Oct 2013

Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India

Mona Bhan’s new book Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India has just been published by Routledge. The book focuses on Kargil district, and draws on extensive research in several sites across the region, from Brogpa border villages to military bases and state offices. Click here for further details.

22 Oct 2013

open access to Ladakh Special Edition

Further to our post on the 29th August highlighting the Ladakh Special Edition of Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, we would like to make readers aware that the edition is now online with open access. Click here to view.

15 Oct 2013

Imported food-grain in Leh district

For those with an interest in Ladakhi agriculture and self-sufficiency, Vladimiro Pelliciardi's paper 'From self-sufficiency to dependence on imported food-grain in Leh district (Ladakh, Indian Trans-Himalaya)' has been published in the European Journal of Sustainable Development (2013), 2, 3, pp.109-122. The paper investigates Leh District's dependence on imported food-grain, presenting results as an Import Dependency Ratio (IDR) for 2012 with a projected value for 2025. The paper is free to access here.