Ladakh: The Culture and People of "Little Tibet"

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More than 150 full-color images present the rugged Himalayan region of Ladakh, India. This stunning collection features landscapes, seldomly seen Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and intimate portraits of Ladakhi nomads. At the heart is an exclusive look at the sacred cham ceremonies masked dance dramas about Buddhism. Ideal for those interested in photography, anthropology, world travel, and Tibetan Buddhism and culture.

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David Vaala developed a keen interest in photography early, in parallel with a passion to explore. Wildlife, the natural world, and, increasingly, global cultures direct his travel and photography.

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