This is the story of the eastern Himalayas where defying chill and frost Buddhist monks in ochre move from one monastery to another. But along the long border with China heavily- armed troops on either side keep a grim vigil. Part travelogue, part political analysis and part economic insight, it incorporates the parallel worlds of Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh…
Former diplomatic editor, The Observer, London
Nirmalya Banerjee has brought alive the people of the eastern Himalayas. Combining journalism with a firm grasp of history he throws a wonderful light on their vibrant Buddhist culture and how it helps them cope with the problems of a political world.
Writer and broadcaster
Reporting from the remote Northeast as a Times of India journalist for many years, Nirmalya Banerjee travelled to the Buddhist monasteries, archives and centres of learning dotting Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, the Darjeeling Hills and the Kingdom of Bhutan.
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