Shadow from Ladakh

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Shadow from Ladakh
First edition
Author Bhabani Bhattacharya
Country India
Publisher Crown Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print
OCLC 1856747
LC Class PZ3.B46978 PR9499.3.B45

Shadow from Ladakh is a novel by Bhabani Bhattacharya first published in 1966 by Crown Publishers. The book is set with the Sino-Indian War as a backdrop and tackles various issues include China's presence in Tibet as well the more local social and moral elements of life.[1] The mixture of humour and interactions of the characters in a war setting provides the novel a nuanced approach.[2]

The book won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967.[3]


  1. ^ Nagpal 1992, pp. 3935.
  2. ^ Mukherjee 2004, p. 37–8.
  3. ^ Mohan 2004, p. 85–6.


  • Mohan, Ramesh; Narayan, Shyamala (2004). "Awards (India)". In Eugene Benson. Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. ISBN 9780203484326. OCLC 874157271. 
  • Nagpal, B. R. (1992). Mohan Lal, ed. Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Sasay to Zorgot. 5. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 9788126012213. 
  • Mukherjee, C. M. (2004). "Issues and Themes in the Novels of Bhabani Bhattacharya". In N. D. R. Chandra. Modern Indian Writing in English: Critical Perceptions. Sarup & Sons. ISBN 9788176253765.