Sikkim - Past and Present
Sikkim, an erstwhile Himalayan Kingdom, became a State of Indian Republic in 1975. Bestowed with rich fauna and flora, scenic beauty of great and mighty snow-capped peaks and green forests, rugged topography, cold yet salubrious climate, Sikkim has had a chequered history. The simple, study and struggling people of Sikkim have preserved a distinct cultural and historical identity. The present book portrays a vivid account of different aspects of Sikkim – its history, politics, sociology and economy. Organised in seven chapters viz., Sikkim: an overview, abode of snows, history, modern state; profile of land and people, socio-cultural beliefs and traditions, and towards development etc., this multi-disciplinary work will prove useful and informative to academics, policy planners and general readers.
H.G. Joshi (b. 1970) holds a Masters degree in Political Science besides a Law degree from the Kumaon University. A Journalist by penchant, he worked for a brief stint with a Delhi-based Weekly. Propagating Socio-political awareness among masses in Central Himalayan region, he has been actively engaged with grassroot level politics in Uttaranchal. Having great quest for fascinating study of North-eastern states, he has two books to his credit besides many articles on contemporary social issues in different newspapers.
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