The author had been to Ladakhi capital of Leh. He has observed around snowfields, with ragged prayer flags and Indian soldiers shivering in their camps. They moved along
The author’s first day in Leh, he has observed the faces that spoke
One of the first Europeans to settle in Leh, Helena Norberg-Hodge, arrived in 1975 and set up an ecology center. The lampposts of Leh saying “Say No to Polythene”. Ladakh is a way to retrieve something lost, sustaining within us that, which once experienced, comes to seem as contemporary, as invigorating, as tomorrow.
Questions with Answers :
A. What animals and trees did the writer find in the
Marmots, wild asses or kiang, humped Bactrian camels. Apricot trees and willows.
B. How did the writer’s observations match descriptions he had read of the way people live in Ladakh ?
The author came to know ladakh as the high, dry region in northern
C. What did the writer discover to his surprise on reaching Ladakh, which he had imagined to have had no contact with other parts of the world ?
The writer realised that Ladakh borders
D. What do you think the writer means when he says, ‘I saw faces that spoke of
The writer saw the people from
E. How do travelers to the ‘otherworldly and highly magical’ Ladakh affect the people who belong there ?
Ladakh is the latest secret treasure to dramatize all the paradoxes of civilization and its discontents. Its temples that mock gravity, its , its khaki-colored stretches of emptiness with small white Buddhist stupas above them, even the tree-lined walks out of Leh were more beautiful than anything. Such wonders have brought a new restlessness to the people of Ladakh, who now fill Leh’s narrow streets with construction cranes and revving Suzukis, and their future lies in packaging or even abandoning of their past.
F. What does the writer tell us to show that while young people in Ladakh’s town prefer western ways of entertainment, people in rural areas continue to enjoy their old, local forms of music and sports ?
The writer witnessed the great Tse-Chu festival. He found the girls selling necklaces and statues of Buddha, mystical scrolls and even CDs, such goods could be aimed only at the tourist market. Indeed, many of Ladakh’s festivals, traditionally held in the winter when Ladahkhis don’t have to work in the fields, have now been moved to the summer so they can grab a foreign audience. As a result, inevitably, Ladakh is something of a test case of what good as well as bad can be brought by travelers, who in Ladakh seem mostly committed to protecting the apparently self sustaining traditional world they’ve discovered here.
1. Ladakh is the capital of Leh
2. Marmots, wild asses, or kiang Bactrian camels, apricot trees and willows appeared toward the
3. Ladakh was the high, dry region in northern
4. Ladakh was often called the world’s last Shangri-La
5. Ladakh was one of the planet’s great centers of Himalayna Buddhism
6. Journey in Ladakh’ written by Andrew Harvey
7. Ladakh is described as the “land of high passes”
8. Ladakh borders
9. Ladakh takes in the Muslim region of Kargil
10. Half of Ladakh’s population is Islamic
11. In Leh people speaking
12. The son of the last king of Ladakh, Choegyal Jigmed Wangchuk Namgyal
13. The writer witnessed Tse-Chu festival at Hemis
14. Ladakhi’s festivals traditionally held in the winter
15. One of the first Europeans to settle in Leh was Helena Norberg-Hodge, arrived in1975
16. Helena Norberg-Hodge setup an ecology center in 1975
17. The lampposts of Leh saying “Say No to Polythene”
18. Plastic bags are prohibited in Leh
19. The author’s account of Ladakh is based on his visit to the place
20. Preparing traditional Ladakhi food is not easy because the ingredients are expensive