Sumary of Ladakh’s pashmina-goat-rearing nomads are dwindling:
- Nov 25th 2021KHARNAK AND KHARNAKLINGCITY LIFE is easy, scoffs Tsetan Paljor, whirling a prayer wheel as he sits by a stream where, on a little island, three crimson-robed lamas snooze.
- City people don’t have the stresses we have, he says: are the goats eating enough?
- Kashmir and made the two new “union territories” ruled directly from Delhi, the capital of India.
- One answer is prayer: the napping lamas are visiting because the locals are in the middle of a week’s worth of chanting to the Buddha.
- The youngest adult member of the tribe is 28. Most are in their 60s.
- Outward migration started about 15 years ago, says Mr Paljor, when young people started leaving to study in Leh, Ladakh’s biggest town, some 150km away.
- ”GoaterdämmerungNor is it just the young who are moving to the city.