Hidden Bhutan: Entering The Kingdom Of The Thunder Dragon

by Uitz, Martin

Hidden Bhutan: Entering The Kingdom Of The Thunder Dragon

Price:  US$30.61   (SGD42.52*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 196 pages
Published:  2006, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781905791439
SB#:  045197 (651)

About This Book

In 2006, Time magazine listed the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk, as one of the 100 "leaders and revolutionaries" who are changing our world today. Yet it was only in the 1960s that the first road linking the Kingdom with India was opened. Martin Uitz, a renowned expert on Bhutan, describes how the Bhutanese, in pursuit of the principle of "Gross National Happiness", are carefully moving towards a more modern future, including a constitution and democracy, whilst preserving their traditional society and conserving the environment. This modestly-sized book offers a fascinating insight into a little-known country that is engaging with the stresses of modernisation and opening up to the wider world in a unique way.

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