ABOUT THE BOOK:
Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan nation stands unique in several aspects. Not only its culture and pristine beauty is enchanting but also its philosophy of Gross National Happiness. The unprecedented move by the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck to usher in democracy attracted the attention of entire international community. This book is an attempt to trace the transition of Bhutan from an isolated, land locked nation to a rapidly developing country. The focus has been on the landmark initiatives undertaken by the monarchs, stupendous efforts made by the government to expand the infrastructure, and on the people who are unwavering in their loyalty towards the king. The cultural heritage of the nation and the formulation of laws have also been discussed. Overall, this book will bring in a clearer perspective on what all has transpired in Bhutan since 1907, with a glimpse of Bhutanese verve and vivaciousness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Madhu Rajput is working as a Professor in the Department of Western History, University of Lucknow, U.P., India. Her area of specialisation is South Asia, specifically Bhutan and north-east India. Her five books published so far are "Bhutan: From Theocracy to Democracy", "Understanding North East India", "Indo-Bhutan Relations through Prism of History", "Social and Cultural Stratification in North East India" and "Eastern Himalayas".