Dawn of Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Kingdoms: The 20th Century

1st Edition

Awadhesh C. Sinha

Routledge India
Published November 5, 2018
Reference - 180 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138550407 - CAT# Y376117
Series: Nepal and Himalayan Studies

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This book traces the beginnings of democracy in the three Himalayan kingdoms of Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan. Charting the mobilisations and political experimentations that took place in the former buffer states under monarchies to establish democratic regimes, this book investigates their varying degrees of success, and offers a critical commentary on the consequent socio-political histories of this region.

The volume sheds light on the nuances of their different geo-political contexts of the three Himalayan states, while tracing the social origins of the movements. It also undertakes a close analysis of the political participation and leadership involved to understand their achievements and limitations.       

A comprehensive analysis of a hitherto unexplored chapter in South Asian history, it will be of an immense interest to scholars and researchers of international relations, modern history, sociology and social anthropology, politics, South Asian studies, area studies, especially Nepal and Himalayan studies, as well as policy makers and government think tanks.

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