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Ladakhi Folklore

The people of Ladakh are conservative and traditional and their life style is much the same as it was 2000 years ago. They have a rich folk lore, remarkable for its songs and legends, some dating back to the pre-Buddhist era.

The folk songs of Ladakh are simple in thought and diction. The songs range from beautiful ditties to coarse and uncouth songs.

The ballads of Ladakh have a local coloring while the folk-tales are quite similar to its northern counterparts. The proverbs of the region convey the wisdom of the ages and are native in their diction.

Updated on 16th July, 2014
District: Ladakh


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