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A Portrait of Bhutan


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Treasures of the Thunder Kingdom

By Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Queen of Bhutan

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Published by Penguin Viking, New Delhi, 2006, 1st India Edition, D/w, Fine.    This portrait by the Queen of Bhutan of her country, long regarded as the Forbidden Land, is a captivating blend of personal memoir, history, folklore and travelogue.  It provides unique and intimate insights into Bhutanese culture and society, with its vivid glimpses of life in Bhutan’s villages and hamlets, monasteries and palaces. Illustrated by photographs from the family album and specially commissioned illustrations by young Bhutanese artists, it provides context to the country’s decision to end its isolation and make the rapid transition from a medieval kingdom to a modern nation within the space of a decade.

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Weight0.6 kg