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By Helena Norberg Hodge

ISBN-10: 0712606564

ISBN-13: 9780712606561

Ladakh, or 'Little Tibet', is a wildly attractive wilderness 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. every person had sufficient to devour; households and groups have been robust; the prestige of ladies used to be excessive. Then got here 'development'. Now within the sleek zone one unearths toxins and divisiveness, inflation and unemployment, intolerance and greed. Centuries of ecological stability and social concord are less than risk from pressures of Western consumerism.

Ancient Futures is even more than a e-book approximately Ladakh. Passionately argued, it increases very important questions about the total suggestion of growth, and explores the basis factors of the malaise of business society. even as, the tale of Ladakh serves as a resource of concept for our personal destiny. It exhibits us that differently is feasible, and issues to a few of the 1st steps in the direction of kinder, gentler styles of living.

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