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Understanding Bhutan

Murray Gunn
The list author says: "These books helped me to better understand the country I lived in for 2 years. They're written by a mix of locals and expats and cover the history, the culture and (through fiction) the mindset of the Bhutanese people."
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
"Jamie lived in Bhutan at the time of the clash between locals and 'Southern Bhutanese' Nepali immigrants.  It's a time that few Bhutanese will speak of.  Nearly 100,000 refugees still live in camps in Nepal waiting to be acknowledged by either  Bhutanese nor the Nepali government acknowledge their existence.  Jamie tells this story, among others, as it affected a local community."
Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan
Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan
"One of the four queens of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck loves to trek around her country.  Her book explores the communities and the country she has discovered during her reign."
Dawa: The Story of a Stray Dog in Bhutan
Dawa: The Story of a Stray Dog in Bhutan
"When Dawa was reincarnated as a dog he retained the human ability to understand speech.  This fictional story gives an outsider view of Bhutan, yet has the confident knowledge of a local writer."
Michael Palin - Himalaya
Michael Palin - Himalaya
"The first half of the final episode takes place in Bhutan.  Palin meets with prominent figures in the capital and takes a hike into the mountainous countryside to provide a visual experience of the country."
Dragon Bones: Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom
Dragon Bones: Two Years Beneath the Skin of a Himalayan Kingdom
"Tourists are shown the beauty of Bhutan and introduced to its friendly occupants, but there's a lot more going on beneath the surface.  Here I share my cultural experiences gained over two years living in the capital and working alongside the locals."