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The History of Bhutan Hardcover – 15 Aug 2014

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Unmatched in scope, clarity and insight into Bhutan of yesterday for understanding it today. It demonstrates how superb Buddhist learning complements Western scholarship' - Dasho Karma Ura, President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies 'This book will stand for years to come as both the standard history of Bhutan and as the standard against which future such books will be measured ... This is a book we have been waiting for' - Mark Mancall, Professor of History, Stanford University 'The first comprehensive, exhaustively researched history of Bhutan ... a must-read for both lay and scholarly audiences interested in Bhutanese history. --Kunzang Choden, author of Circle of Karma

About the Author

Lopen Karma Phuntsho is a leading scholar on Bhutan and teaches Buddhism and Bhutan Studies in the country and abroad. He finished his full monastic training before he joined Oxford University to pursue a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies. Since 2003, he has worked as a research fellow at Cambridge University and CNRS, Paris. The author of several books and numerous articles, he speaks and writes extensively on Bhutan's history, religion and culture.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A timely and very well written text that speaks to ... 24 May 2016
By John Bradley - Published on Amazon.com
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A timely and very well written text that speaks to an intricate history of this small country. A history of entangled relationships with Tibet, the author makes it very clear that in terms of identity it is wrong of the west to conflate Bhutan with Tibet. The relationship with India and the rest of the world as Bhutan finds complete independence under the monarchy is also a most fascinating part of this history. There is much more that could be said, but anyone wanting an insiders view of what it might mean to be Bhutanese and even that claim does no justice to the complexity of that country.
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Best history of Bhutan available, either hard cover or digital worth purchasing.
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