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  Size:   222 x 286 mm
8.75 x 11.25 in
 
  Pages:   128  
  Binding:   Hardcover  
  Published:   October 2000  
  ISBN:   0-906026-49-0  
 
 

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Of Rainbows and Clouds : The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his Daughter
Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck

Set in the remote and little-known Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, this biography of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his daughter, Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, provides a fascinating and vivid insight into life and times in that country during this century. Intimate and revealing glimpses of traditional life in monastic retreats, remote villages, as well as forts and palaces, provide a unique perspective on Bhutan's history, society and traditional culture.

Yab Ugyen's memoirs reveal the story of a remarkably close and loving family, brought to life through historical photographs of five generations of its members as well as contemporary photographs of those temples, houses and palaces associated with the family. The book includes a description and the only extant photographs of the royal wedding in 1988 of His Majesty the King of Bhutan with four of Yab Ugyen's daughters.

The latter part of the book chronicles Yab Ugyen's struggles as he grows from a fledgling shopkeeper to a successful merchant. Through the dramatic and gripping vicissitudes of his life and fortunes, beautifully narrated by his daughter, Yab Ugyen reveals a simple and inspiring philosophy of life that has enabled him to tide him over hard times and deepened his spiritual faith and belief in the invisible forces of karma.

This biography provides a fascinating and vivid insight of Bhutan. There are intimate and revealing glimpses of traditional life in monastic retreats, remote villages, forts and palaces.