The book deals with the issues concerning Sikkim's development in the wider context of the prospects of trade relationship between Indian and Chian through Nathu La. It offers insights and observations for a comprehensive analysis of the economic, political, social and cultural dynamics of development of Sikkim in the wider perspective of Northeast India-Southwest China cooperation, and their trade and security implications.
The volume aims to prove that Nathu La can provide a lesson that borders should become the meeting point for people to exchange and share translational ideas, wealth and culture for a better world, rather than diving them on narrower political and strategic visions. The volume is expected to draw attention to, and generate interest beyond Sikkim to other Northeastern states, which also have been suffering from various unlawful and unwanted activities from their closed borders with their neighbouring nations for a very long period of time. The book may be of use to policy planners and to those having interest in the region.