Mountaintop Kingdom: Sikkim. Introduction by Harrison E. Salisbury
New York, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1970. Hardcover. Ill.: Photographs by Alice S. Kandell. Book, . First Edition. 208pp, 96 monochrome illustrations from photographs, most full page, 32 additional in color, map, Introduction, History, Religion, People of Sikkim, A Bhutia Family, Family of Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa, Shinglay Lama, Royal Family, Government and Politics, Suggested Reading. 4to/26cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear, in price clipped dj with one small closed edge tear, internally fine. Signature on ffep of Hope Namgyal (the former Hope Cooke), the Chogyal or Queen of Sikkim after her marriage in 1963 to Palden Thondup Namgyal, Chogyal or King of Sikkim (1923-1982). Sikkim was an independent Himalyan Buddhist kingdom until 1975 when the Chogyal was deposed after objections from his population. The author, Charlotte Y. Salisbury, wife of the distinguished American journalist Harrison Salisbury, was brought up in China and has writtten six books, most on Asia. Dr. Alice Kandell, a New York psychologist and the book's photographer, was a classmate of Hope Cooke at Sarah Lawrence College, probably the reason for the signature. Fine.
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Keywords: Photographs By Alice S. Kandellsikkim Himalayas India Princely States Harrison Buddhism Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal Hope Cooke Gyalmo