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READ á Sikkim Reuiem for a Himalayan Kingdom è This is the true story of Sikkim a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas that survived the end of the British Empire only to be annexed by India in 1975It tells the remarkable story of Thondup the last King of Sikkim and his American wife Hope Cooke thrust unwittingly into the spotlight asVer into war in the Himalayas Sikkim became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battle that played out in Asia during the 1960s and 1970s Rumours circulated that Hope was a CIA spy Meanwhile a shadowy Scottish adventuress the Kazini of Chakung married to Sikkim's leading political figure coordinated opposition to the Palace As the geopolitical tectonic plates of the Himalayas ground together forming the political landscape t. The book is a gripping chronicled tale of a beleaguered

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This is the true story of Sikkim a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas that survived the end of the British Empire only to be annexed by India in 1975It tells the remarkable story of Thondup the last King of Sikkim and his American wife Hope Cooke thrust unwittingly into the spotlight as they sought support for Sikkim's independence after their 'fairytale' wedding in 1963 But as tensions between India and China spilled o. In our childhood – we all have read about the friendly

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Sikkim Reuiem for a Himalayan KingdomHat exists today Sikkim never stood a chance On the eve of declaring an Emergency in India Indira Gandhi brazenly annexed the country Thondup died a broken man in 1982; Hope returned to New York; Sikkim began a new phase as India's 22nd stateBased on interviews archive research as well as a retracing of a journey the author's grandfather made in 1922 this is a thrilling romantic and informative glimpse of life in Shangri La. Caught my eye in a book store in Kolkatta only because I