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The Peeping Mountain Stories About Folklore, Customs, Traditions and Beliefs From Nubra Valley

Author Name: Nordan Otzer | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

In Ladakh, the ancient art of storytelling is vanishing, threatened by modern forms of entertainment. Once, families would gather around a crackling fire on chilly winter nights, eagerly absorbing folktales, legends, and customs passed down through generations. These captivating stories were the essence of Ladakh’s traditional lifestyle, woven with historical insights and cherished beliefs. Sadly, these oral traditions were rarely written down, leaving them vulnerable to oblivion as society evolves. Many extraordinary tales have already faded into obscurity. 

However, Dr. Nordan Otzer, a dedicated medical doctor, embarked on a mission to safeguard this fading heritage. As he worked in the villages, he listened attentively to the people he encountered, capturing their captivating narratives. Now, in a remarkable book, Dr. Otzer has compiled these treasured stories, ensuring their preservation for generations to come. Through his efforts, the rich tapestry of Ladakh’s folklore, customs, and legends is lovingly preserved and shared with a wider audience. Join the journey as these captivating tales transport you to a realm where history and imagination intertwine, breathing life back into a cherished tradition.

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Nordan Otzer

Dr. Nordan Otzer was born in Hunder, Nubra in 1982. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Christian Medical College, Vellore, he completed his Post Graduation in Otorhinolaryngology from Presidency General Hospital, Kolkata. He mainly focuses on women’s health issues under the Himalayan Women Health project. He also headed an environment-related NGO called Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG). His work on women’s health has taken him to different parts of Ladakh and provided him with an opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds. He was conferred with State Award on Republic Day 2023 by UT Ladakh for his contribution toward Social reform, Empowerment and Environment protection.



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