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Encyclopaedia of Sikkim and Bhutan (In 3 Volumes)

 
Usha Sharma (Editor) S K Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis This encyclopaedia focuses on two Himalayan Kingdoms Sikkim (now a Indian state) and Bhutan and delves deeply into the multi-facet aspects like political treaties, covenant or agreements signed between the two countries and British India, their history, geography and travels and social and cultural heritage. The volume has traversed into the unsurpassable domains and terrains through the accounts of early travellers to these Himalayan Kingdoms. Both the kingdoms had been viewed for political and their highly strategic value from the very beginning and India has always assured them full security. In the words of Jawaharlal Nehru that any incursion into Bhutan or Sikkim will be considered incursion into India. The volumes carry the faithful accounts by the early travellers who have very minutely narrated the minutest details about the region, people, culture, customs, fauna and flora, trade and trade routes, economy, and social and cultural heritage. The encyclopaedic treatment of the subject in convincing, interesting, simple and comprehensive language enhances the value of this encyclopaedia and enable the readers to be fully engrossed and lost in these pages. It also acquaints all scholars to be fully aware of all the political treaties made so far for the defence of Sikkim and Bhutan and it also enriches their cultural and social knowledge with gradual study of these authentic, and authoritative papers presented here.
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About the authors

Usha Sharma

Dr. Usha Sharma a well-known academic and research scientist, has published several research papers in science and research journals in India and abroad. Dr. Sharma believes that science and spirituality do not conflict with each other. Scientific-spiritual perception of human reality can provide insights and help resolve various nagging conflicts. Besides being a scientist, Dr. Usha Sharma is also a social activist and a freelance journalist. Human rights, women's rights and criminal tendencies among the educated classes are some of her major concerns. She hopes that man is on his way to develop a world culture based upon the best that has been thought and achieved through time anywhere. For developing such a world culture, she is willing to strive along with others.

S K Sharma

Suresh K. Sharma (b. 1946) an alumnus of Delhi University, opted for the library profession after obataining post-graduation in Modern Indian History and Bachelor of Library Science in the early seventies. Documentation bibliography and indexing have been his special forte. He has to his credit, a number of publications and to name a few: Fifty Years of Indian Historical Writings, Social Sciences in Modern India, Kashmir Through the Ages, Delhi Through the Ages, Cultural and Religious Heritage of India, Encyclopaedia of Higher Education: The Indian perspective.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Sikkim and Bhutan (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 8174884890
length x+267p.; viii+293p.; viii+236p., 24cm.

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