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It was in 1973 that G.B.S. Sidhu, a young official with the newly set-up Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), took charge of...

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Details of Sikkim: Dawn of Democracy

Exact title of the book
Sikkim: Dawn of Democracy
Book author
GBS Sidhu
Book edition
Kindle Edition
Number of pages
240 pages
Language
English
ISBN (ASIN)
B07JCGVFQ4
Published
October 28th 2018 by Viking
File size (in PDF)
960 kB
Sikkim: Dawn of Democracy

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It was in 1973 that G.B.S. Sidhu, a young official with the newly set-up Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), took charge of the field office in Gangtok in 1973. With an insider's view of the events that led to the Chogyal's ouster, he presents a first-hand account of the fledgling democracy movement and the struggle for reforms led by Kazi Lhendup Dorji in a society that was struggling to come to terms with the modern world.

In his fast-paced, clear-sighted narrative, Sidhu tracks the reasons behind New Delhi's shift from a long-standing pro-Chogyal stand to a pro-democracy position and maps the political alignments on the ground in Sikkim. He outlines the interplay of personalities-Indira Gandhi, the Chogyal, the Kazi, and the Indian officials and intelligence agencies involved-to reveal the chain of events that led to the merger of the Himalayan kingdom with India.