The Blessings Of Bhutan

Author: Russell B. Carpenter
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824826796
Size: 18,97 MB
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They continued to visit remote areas of the world - as scuba divers, hikers, and earnest students of non-Western cultures.".

Fabric Of Life Textile Arts In Bhutan

Author: Karin Altmann
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311042861X
Size: 10,89 MB
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This extensive work dedicated to the unique textile art of Bhutan is an impressive illustration of how closely art, spirituality, and life are interwoven in the last of the Buddhist kingdoms in the Himalayas. It gives new insight into Bhutanese cosmology, worldview, culture, and society, which is associated with a variety of historical, philosophical, religious, social, and artistic perspectives. The remote mountain location, low-key foreign policy, and basic principles of Buddhism has made it possible for Bhutan, the last of the Buddhist kingdoms in the Himalayas, to preserve a remarkable form of textile art that is interwoven with all aspects of life. Karin Altmann shows us Bhutan textiles in their diversity: they are clothes and everyday objects, currency and commodity, mark important events as gifts during life, and are testament to the social status of a person. But they are also an integral aspect of religious festivals, dances, and rituals that provide insight into the mystical and religious beliefs of the Bhutanese people, and reflect the concept of gender in Bhutanese society. The book also tells the story of a country that is searching for a sensitive balance between tradition and progress in a globalized world.

The History Of Bhutan

Author: Karma Phuntsho
Editor: Haus Publishing
ISBN: 1908323590
Size: 16,34 MB
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In 2008, Bhutan triumphantly took the stage as the world’s youngest democracy. But despite its growing prominence—and rising scholarly interest in the country—Bhutan remains one of the least studied, and least well-known places on the planet. Karma Phuntsho’s The History of Bhutan is the first book to offer a comprehensive history of Bhutan in English. Along with a detailed social and political analysis, it offers substantive discussions of Bhutan’s geography and culture; the result is the clearest, richest account of this nation and its history ever published for general readers. A 2015 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Award Winner

The Royal Semi Authoritarian Democracy Of Bhutan

Author: Dhurba Rizal
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498507484
Size: 16,33 MB
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"Bhutan represents a political system which coalesces the rhetorical acquiescence of democracy with illiberal authoritarian attributes under the former royalist shadow. The camouflage of this kind of authoritarian regime is not yet a democracy but is instead a new form of semi-authoritarian “Jigmecracy”; an old Jigme system with new labels."

Journey In Bhutan

Author: Trish Nicholson
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784626503
Size: 13,30 MB
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Explore deep in the Himalayas, in the tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, by walking beside the author along a 100 mile trek through surreal landscapes and knee-wrenching passes at 5,000 metres. Meet herders in high summer pastures making cheese from yak’s milk, and hear tinkling prayer wheels spun by waterfalls in remote gorges. Climb to Taktsang, the spectacular Tiger’s Nest of temples atop a 1,000 metre cliff. Visit ancient Kyichu Lhakhang to absorb the sanctity of centuries in the haze of incense, glowing butter-lamps and chanting monks. Then hold tight along precipitous hairpin bends to Thimphu and Punakha to witness monastery rituals, and meander through shops offering the world’s most exquisite weaving and carving. This vivid and lyrical travelogue leads you into Bhutanese culture and history, and with infectious humour, draws the characters of her American and Australian travelling companions. For discerning readers, Appendices include a glossary of Dzongka words, a historical timeline and a ‘Survival Guide to Bhutanese Buddhism’.

Bhutan The Land Of The Silent Terror

Author: Śiva Pradhāna
Size: 20,68 MB
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Contributed articles on the crisis of political refugees of Nepalese speaking people of Bhutan living in Nepal and the issue of Human rights in Bhutan; published by Gangtok journal, a news weekly brought out as a special supplement on its 20th anniversary.

Married To Bhutan

Author: Linda Leaming
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401930943
Size: 14,62 MB
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Tucked away in the eastern end of the Himalayas lies Bhutan: a tiny, landlocked country bordering China, India, and Nepal. One of the most remote places in the world, Bhutan is rich in natural beauty, exotic landscapes, and ancient wisdom, where people are genuinely happy with very few material possessions and the government embraces "Gross National Happiness" instead of Gross National Product. As one of the few Americans to have lived in Bhutan, Linda Leaming offers a rare glimpse at the peaceful mountain kingdom so many have only dreamed of. For over ten years, Leaming has lived and taught in the small town of Thimphu, where there are fewer than 100,000 people and no traffic lights. "If enlightenment is possible anywhere," she writes, "I think it is particularly possible here." The Bhutanese way of life—quieter, slower, and more tranquil—can seem daunting to most Westerners, consumed with time, dates, speed, and efficiency. In Bhutan, people rarely check their e-mail and take their time answering their telephones. But, as Leaming shows us, a little patience—over a cup of warm tea and friendly conversation—can help soothe the most distressed mind and soul. In this funny, magical memoir, Leaming takes us with her on her travels through South Asia, sharing her experiences as she learns the language, customs, and religion; folklore of a revered Tibetan holy man who gave blessings to the people by whacking them on the head with a big wooden phallus; her unlikely romance with a Buddhist artist; and her discoveries about the unexpected path to happiness and accidental enlightenment, where true bliss resides. Married to Bhutan is a reminder that following our dreams is the way to be truly happy.

Written Treasures Of Bhutan

Author: John Ardussi
Size: 13,45 MB
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The Politics Of Bhutan

Author: Parmanand
Editor: South Asia Books
Size: 10,52 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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An Analysis Of The Politics In Bhutan - Based On Exclusive Personal Interviews With The Decision Makers And Those Affected By The Decisions. Draws On Both Primary And Secondary Sources - 9 Chapters - Appendices - Bibliography - Index - Administrative Map Of Bhutan.

The Drukpa Mystique Bhutan In 21st Century

Author: Jaiwanti Dimri
Size: 10,23 MB
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Seeks To Present A Collage Of Bhutan In Modern Times. The Book Is In 2 Parts. Part I Presents An Introduction To Bhutan, Its History, Law, Religion. Part Ii Has 10 Chapters On Its Various Aspects, Religion, Dance, Songs And Mystique.