This book on Sikkim is authored by a geographer with an eye for new trends in the discipline. The book covers both traditional and modern subjects studied by the physical and human geographers. On the one hand, it deals with such traditional topics as physical landscape, demography, economics profile, urbanization, etc. and, on the other, it focuses on modern and post-modern developments such as human development, tourism, amenities and infrastructure, and quality of life.
The book outlines the physical landscape features such as mountains, peaks, passes, glaciers, rivers, lakes, hotsprings and climate of Sikkim to provide a general idea about the physical geography of the state. It unfolds the cultural landscape of the state through human population trends, ethnic diversities and urbanization processes in pre and post merger periods. It dealt with human developments in terms of education, health care and employment, economic profile, tourism development, availability of amenities and infrastructure. And lastly, it takes stock of the quality of life in Sikkim.