Helena Norberg-Hodge | The Sun Magazine
Free Trial Offer Try The Sun at no cost or obligation Get your free issue

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh (Sierra Club Books). She is currently working on a book about the spread of global monoculture.

— From February 1997
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

To Raze A Village

The Modernization Of A Thousand-Year-Old Culture

Ladakh is a high-altitude desert on the Tibetan Plateau in northernmost India. To all outward appearances, it is a wild and inhospitable place. In summer the land is parched and dry; in winter it is frozen solid by fierce, unrelenting cold.

February 1997
Become a Friend of The Sun Donations keep this ad-free, nonprofit magazine in circulation. Make a year-end gift of support today. Click Here To Donate