CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Historical background-From the advent of British Interest in Sikkim till Indian Independence (1817-1947). 3. Trade and Commerce-Early British Attempts (1817-1904). 4. Political Developments in Sikkim (1950-1973). 5. The China Factor (1962-1967). 6. Democratic Movements and the Settlement (Agreement of 8 May 1973). 7. Towards the Merger (1973-1975). 8. Post Merger Scenario. 10. Conclusion. Chronology.
Sikkim, a state in North East of India has always been a state of rich cultural and political history. This book is an attempt to understand geo-political situation, area’s vulnerability and important strategic geographical position. This book focuses on the comprehensive coverage of all the social, economical, political and strategical aspects. It unfolds various issue related to Merger of Sikkim – domestics and international as well as China’s objections over it and aggressive clamour of its people for joining the main stream of democratic India. This book is an attempt to consider all the factors with fresh perspective.