Stanzin Namgail

Alumnus, High Altitudes

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MA, Sociology, M.Phil., and Ph.D. Scholar (Thesis submitted), University of Jammu.

My interest in the environmental issues has grown up after going for the Agenda for Survival (AFS) course with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in 2012. Thereafter, I am involved with various NGOs and movements for the diverse environmental issues. Academically, I had carried out an ethnographic research on the Changpa Tribe of Ladakh from last six years on 'dialectics of Changthang ecology and modernization'. Having a social science background and venturing with the pure scientists with NCF would be an exciting and perfect space to chisel my research understanding. My prime interest with the NCF is to involve the local stakeholders with the various programmes under High Altitude Programme and to widen the scope to maximum areas in Ladakh to conserve the rich biodiversity of Himalaya. 


  • Journal Article
    Local community neutralizes traditional wolf traps and builds a stupa
  • Journal Article
    Changes in the institution of family among the Changpas 
    Ladakh Studies 32 • January 2015 • 4 - 17

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    This paper focuses on the Changpas of Kargyam, with a specific focus on rules, norms, and patterns that govern the construction of social relationships in the family system and the factors that have influenced it. It provides an overview and description of these changes based on fieldwork carried out in 2010-12. Some of the important factors are the increased presence of Indian security forces after the 1962 Indo-China war, tourism, a new motor road, educational facilities and various government welfare schemes. Each of these factors has had an impact on the social structure of Changpa communities

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