There will be no new posts for the month of April. I am headed up to Ladakh on March 31 for a few weeks of fieldwork and will be off the internet. Not that there aren't cyber cafes in Leh but I'll be too busy to use them. I won't be able to get into Zangskar as the passes are deep under the snow and the avalanche danger is too great this time of year. Then we pack up and move back to the US, along with several hundred kilos of stuff we seem to have mysteriously acquired during our year in India. Skalzang is coming with us to the US.
This is her first visit outside India and Nepal. I can't wait to see what she thinks of the US. Not only that, but she is the first Zangskari person to visit the States as far as I know. Not just the first woman, the first Zangskari period. A nice step for Zangskari feminism.