Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge
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Ancient Futures
By Helena Norberg-Hodge

Ancient Futures

Learning from Ladakh

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Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge

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Ladakh, or 'Little Tibet', is a wildly beautiful desert land up in the Western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet for more than a thousand years, it has been home to a thriving culture. Traditions of frugality and cooperation, coupled with an intimate and location-specific knowledge of the environment, enabled the Ladakhis not only to survive, but to prosper. Everyone had enough to eat; families and communities were strong; the status of women was high. Then came 'development'. Now in the modern sector one finds pollution and divisiveness, inflation and unemployment, intolerance and greed. Centuries of ecological balance and social harmony are under threat from pressures of Western consumerism. Ancient Futures is much more than a book about Ladakh. Passionately argued, it raises important questions about the whole notion of progress, and explores the root causes of the malaise of industrial society. At the same time, the story of Ladakh serves as a source of inspiration for our own future. It shows us that another way is possible, and points to some of the first steps towards kinder, gentler patterns of living.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712606561
ISBN-10: 0712606564
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Rider & Co
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Helena Norberg-Hodge is Director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture. For the last 16 years she has worked in Ladakh, a region in Himalayan Kashmir. A Tibetan dialect is spoken, and for a thousand years Ladakh has been an enclave of Tibetan Buddhism. The generous humanism of the Ladakh way of life, the universal co-operation, the ingenious and respectful use of the resources of the difficult terrain, are being eroded as Western technology and attitudes take hold. This intelligent and moving book asks us to learn from the peaceful and impressively organized Ladakh people, while accepting that they are entitled to the fruits of the world's progress. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) and its predecessor, the Ladakh Project. She is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals such as The Ecologist, Resurgence, and YES! magazine. Norberg- Hodge's ground-breaking work in the Himalayan region of Ladakh is internationally recognized, and earned her the Right Livelihood Award.

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