About the book:
Petroglyphs—drawings on rock—are the earliest and richest traces of human culture in Zangskar, a distinctive region of the Western Himalayas. This volume is richly illustrated with original photographs taken in Zangskar and neighboring regions documenting the locations and detailsof these enigmatic rock carvings. The photographs represent more than twenty years of fieldwork in Zangskar. These drawings on stone once provided a visual legacy in the landscape of contemporary Zangksar is with their economy mixing agriculture and herding, but are fast disappearing with the destructive expansion of road-building and neglect. Besides more than 150 illustrations, the book comes with a DVD with an additional 143 color illustrations.