9780861712823

Bhutan : Land of the Thunder Dragon

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  • ISBN13:

    9780861712823

  • ISBN10:

    086171282X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-10-19
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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Summary

In Bhutan, progress is measured in terms of “Gross National Happiness” and Thimphu, the capital city, has no traffic lights. This mesmerizing book captures the beauties of this remote kingdom, the only independent country to support Buddhism as the official state religion. Readers are transported to ancient fortresses and temples, colorful festivals, and religious ceremonies, as well as to isolated communities along the roof of the world. Featuring photographs taken over the course of three years, the book guides readers through areas normally off-limits to Western visitors, and encompasses a wide range of landscape, portrait, and editorial photographs.

Author Biography

John Berthold specializes in documentary, travel, portrait, landscape, and stock photographic images. Completed and on-going projects include the book Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon published by Wisdom Publications in 2005 as well as short essays documenting rural life in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Table of Contents

Mapp. IX
Forewordp. XI
Introductionp. 1
Buddhism and Monastic Lifep. 5
Tsechu and Dromche Festivalsp. 41
Northern Frontierp. 69
Brokpas of Saktengp. 95
Lhotshampasp. 111
Central Highlandsp. 131
Acknowledgmentsp. 157
Bibliographyp. 159
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