Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Mr.Muzaffar Hussain Tangrhong

Speak Ladakh" conveys two ideas, idea of speaking and idea of Ladakh. Idea of Ladakh tells how we imagine ourselves as Ladakhi and what exactly means to be belonging to Ladakh particularly in modern world and here I feel there’s a break--there’s an evolution in terms of "the society" we were from our past. The important aspect we need to understand is that, the world we live is compressed, in terms of space ,in terms of time. So we are very much part of the global village.Though we have been part of  the trans-Asian trade route but now the impact is very much more. We need to see the connection with whatever
happening across the world. Because we are living in a world where any kind of incidence, any kind of issue have implications for us. Say for example, the problem of tourism in Leh. Here we need to see how can we
build local and global initiatives and how we can join these initiatives to create an alternate model of tourism or some model which is very much sensitive to Ladakh. We tend to oversimplify things and see things in isolation--these problem is in Ladakh so we have to deal within Ladakh. While we are living in a world where the actual cause can be located somewhere in Europe, somewhere in New Delhi. Here I feel like whenever we say about "speaking", the challenge is we should not narrow down ourselves or limit ourselves to the barriers of Ladakh, we need transcend those imagination and see the actual cause of that (beyond in the inter-connected world). Second thing is about speaking, as Chorol has spoken about. This century where we have all kinds’ conflicts, and here we need to see, what is the role of "dialogue" and "speaking". Human civilization is in process and the first thing which separated us from the animals in cultural term was language. What is important thing about language, speaking generate ideas, ideas as EMERSON quoted “Ideas rules the world” and here we need to see how we convey our ideas among ourselves and how we actually resolve issues or how we try to find solutions to issues in terms of dialogue and I think since the time is very much limited, probably I would like to speak in depth in some of the other discussion.... probably following up.
Thank you

Muzaffar is pursuing his phd in International Relations from JNU Delhi 
Can reach him on  muza.ladakh@gmail.com