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(a) Ladakh: the land of high passes


a. Ladakh


i. The land of high passes


ii. Lies across the Kashmir valley and over Zoji La pass


iii. Magical land


iv. Land of freezing wind and burning hot sunlight


v. Cold desert


b. Rgns of Ladakh


i. Inhibited by the Indo-Aryan Mons, the Darads and the nomads


ii. intrdctn of farming


iii. Tradition of herding


c. Ftrs of Ladakh


i. Arid


ii. The parallelism of its mtn range


iii. Deep gorges


iv. Extremely dry


v. Low rainfall


d. Land and irrigation


i. Artificial irrigation


ii. Muslim population


iii. Tourism wrldwde


iv. Central Indus valley – Ladakh’s heartland


Abbreviations:


• Rgns – Regions


• Wrldwde – worldwide


• Ftrs – features


• Mtn – mountain


• Intrdctn – introduction


(b) The passage talks about the location of Ladakh and its surrounding beauty. It further mentioned the regions surrounding Ladakh. It also focused on how farming has been introduced. It also mentioned the reason for aridity in Ladakh. The striking feature of the Ladakh is its mountain ranges. There are sources of artificial irrigation as well. There is a majority of Muslim population. It also mentioned about what led to the gradual changes in tourist perception. It also mentioned the Ladakh’s heartland. Thus, the overall passage focused on the beauty in and around Ladakh.


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