Contents: Foreword. Preface. Glossary. 1. A brief history/Anima Bhattacharya. 2. Physical background/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 3. Minerals and power/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 4. Agriculture/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 5. Animal husbandry/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 6. Forestry/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 7. Industry/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 8. Transport and tourism/Bimalendu Bhattacharya. 9. Development strategy/Neil Fraser. 10. Education and health/Neil Fraser. 11. Architecture, art, religion and language/Anima Bhattacharya. 12. The people and the settlements/Anima Bhattacharya. Bibliography. Index.
"Geography of Himalayan Kingdom—Bhutan deals with the quintessential physical and social (cultural) resources of the country in developmental perspective. It begins with a brief history that unfolds recorded and conjectural facts about the past and also the development in recent times. This old Asian country being locked between two great neighbours, India and China, in the main has come to the limelight of global interest with the active effort of India. Subsequent chapters highlight all-round economic progress through Five Year Plans, health and education policies and social characteristics of the people in rural and urban planning." (jacket)