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This is the introductory chapter of the book Peace and Conflict in Ladakh: The Construction of a Fragile Web of Order. The book investigates the processes by which the Ladakhi people have constructed their own ideas of community and spaces of social order. Ecologically, Ladakh is part of the high Tibetan plateau, an arid region, lying beyond the monsoon watershed formed by the Himalayas. The languages of the region are varieties of Tibetan, quite distinct from the Urdu of neighbouring Kashmir, a legacy of Ladakh's historic links with early Tibetan civilisations. The Students' Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) members were invited to a meeting with the Ladakhi Gonpa Association (LGA), a body which represents the Buddhist monasteries of the region. At the meeting, the monks claimed that they had been sent by the LGA to beat up the sales boy because Rigzin's letter had insulted their religion.

Keywords: Buddhist monasteries; Himalayas; Kashmir; Ladakh; Ladakhi Gonpa Association (LGA); SECMOL; Tibetan plateau



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