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Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge arrived in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, as a member of a German anthropological team in 1974. Since then, she has spent half of every year in Ladakh, working with the Ladakhi people to protect their culture and environment from the effects of rapid modernization. A linguist by training, she is the first Westerner in modern times to master the Ladakhi language. In 1978 she founded the Ladakh Project, a small international organization concerned with the search for human scale and sustainable ways of living. She also directs its parent organization, the International Society for Ecology and Culture. For this work, Ms. Norberg-Hodge was awarded the 1986 Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Price. She is the author of:

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