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Sikkim - The Truth Behind The Merger With India - Hardback

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Sikkim - The Truth Behind The Merger With India - Hardback
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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • ISBN-13:  9780670090648
  • Total Pages:  240
  • Edition: 1
  • Book Language:  English
  • Available Book Formats: Hardcover
  • Year:  2018
  • Publication Date:  2018-10-05
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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 t..
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Sold ByPenguin Random House India
AuthorGBS Sidhu
ISBN-139780670090648
Edition1
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages240
Publication Date (YYYY-MM-DD)2018-10-05
Publication Year2018
CategoryNon fiction

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Sikkim - The Truth Behind The Merger With India - Hardback

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.
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