The Lost World of Ladakh: Early Photographic Journeys in Indian Himalaya, 1931-1934
Rupert Wilmont, Roger Bates, Nicky Harman | 2014 | True PDF | ISBN: no | 146 pages | 21 Mb
In 1931 and 1934, Rupert Wilmont travelled on two of the ancient trade routes into Ladakh - first from Srinagar in the west, and then from the Kullu valley in the south - while serving with his British Army regiment in Northern India. At the time of his journeys, the current roads did not exist, and traditional means of travel, on foot and with pack animals, were the norm. Unlike most other travellers at that time, he confined himself to taking photographs, notable for the variety of people he captured on film and for documenting a now vanished way of life of the region.