ISBN 9789382277019,The Kingdom At The Centre Of The World : Jorneys Into Bhutan

The Kingdom At The Centre Of The World : Jorneys Into Bhutan


Omair Ahmad


Aleph Book Company



Aleph Book Company

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789382277019

ISBN-10 9382277013


Number of Pages 231 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

The Landlocked Kingdom Which Has Been On The Crossroads Of Nearly Every Communication Between The Asian Countries Because Of Its Location Is A Mystical Land Of A Colourful History. In This Book, Omair Ahmad Begins The Story Of Bhutan With The Story Of Padmasambhava'S Epic Odyssey To Spread The Message Of Buddhism To The Himalayas. With This Event, Buddhism Spread Northwards And Throughout China, Tibet And Bhutan. Emerging As An Independent Nation In The 1600S Under The Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Bhutan Has Been Both Friend And Enemy To Tibet, Its Sister-Nation In More Than One Way. The Country Has Driven Back The Might Of The British Under Jigme Namgyal The Black Regent Who United Bhutan To Push The Armies Of British India Back. This Book Reveals The Story Of The Nation Seated At The Centre Of The World, And Teaches Readers That In Bhutan, An Increasingly Homogenized World Is Being Developed Where Innovative And New Methods Of Governance Are Being Tested In Ways No One Ever Imagined. Spanning Centuries In Its Reach, This Masterful Work Shows How Present Day Bhutan Is Struggling With Its Refugee Crisis And Tries To Retain What Is Inherently Bhutanese As It Welcomes The New Age And New People Into Its Fold Every Day.