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ISBN: 9789351280767    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 292        Language: English
Description 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...Read more
Description 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". BhutanContents:- Contents Preface 7 Acknowledgements 9 1. Founding of Monarchy 13 2. Consolidation 23 3. Demographic Study 60 4. Bhutanese Culture 94 5. Advent of Democracy 130 6. Gross National Happiness 147 7. Civil Society and Laws of the Land 164 8. Progress and Analysis 194 Appendices I. His Majesty's address to the joint sitting of the first Parliament on May 08, 2008 208 II. His Majesty's address at the signing of the Constitution on July 18, 2008 211 III. Coronation Address of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck 213 IV. Interview with Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel, Honourable Minister of Education and Chairman Commission of Women and Children 216 6 State, People and Law of Bhutan: A Study on Historical Perspective V. Interview with Deki Pema, Election Commissioner of Bhutan 226 VI. Interview with Sonam Tobgye, Chief Justice of Bhutan and Chairman of the Constitution Committee 229 VII. Interview with Aum Neten Zhangmo, Chief of Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan 238 VIII. Interview with Dorji Wangchuck, Director, College of Natural Resources, Lobesa 249 IX. Interview with Sonam Namgyel, Director Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang 256 X. The Bhutan Citizen Act, 1977 261 XI. The Bhutan Citizenship Act, 1985 266 Bibliography 269 Index 282About 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". Bhutan, Content:- Contents Preface 7 Acknowledgements 9 1. Founding Of Monarchy 13 2. Consolidation 23 3. Demographic Study 60 4. Bhutanese Culture 94 5. Advent Of Democracy 130 6. Gross National Happiness 147 7. Civil Society And Laws Of The Land 164 8. Progress And Analysis 194 Appendices I. His Majesty'S Address To The Joint Sitting Of The First Parliament On May 08, 2008 208 Ii. His Majesty'S Address At The Signing Of The Constitution On July 18, 2008 211 Iii. Coronation Address Of His Majesty The King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck 213 Iv. Interview With Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel, Honourable Minister Of Education And Chairman Commission Of Women And Children 216 6 State, People And Law Of Bhutan: A Study On Historical Perspective V. Interview With Deki Pema, Election Commissioner Of Bhutan 226 Vi. Interview With Sonam Tobgye, Chief Justice Of Bhutan And Chairman Of The Constitution Committee 229 Vii. Interview With Aum Neten Zhangmo, Chief Of Anti-Corruption Commission Of Bhutan 238 Viii. Interview With Dorji Wangchuck, Director, College Of Natural Resources, Lobesa 249 Ix. Interview With Sonam Namgyel, Director Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang 256 X. The Bhutan Citizen Act, 1977 261 Xi. The Bhutan Citizenship Act, 1985 266 Bibliography 269 Index 282
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