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With the advantage of birth strengthened by successful commercial ventures, the kazis were also able to monopolize the. Raghubir Prasad, a Nepalese, had been a senior clerk in the Indian public works depart- ment.

It had started early in the morning, the Kagyet ritual unreeling like a slow motion film. But they could annexatioj funny. Though the SNC initially filed nominations from 14 constituencies, two Bhutiya-Lepcha candi- dates in the north and east stepped down.

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The Chinese authorities xetaliated with expected ungraciousness. It ans a temporary arrangement, but Kazi and Krishna Chandra Pradhan accused the Chogyal of setting the clock back again to the age of absolute monarchy.

The bride was fluent in several European languages, whereas Kazi spoke only Sikkimese and somewhat broken Hindustani. The National Party also faced difficulties.

The few enterprising councillors were immediately slapped down, and the right under Clause 13 of the Proclamation to frame laws was never invoked. Himself the soul of politeness, Barmiok Kazi could think of no offence more grave than ungra- ciousness.

It was also decided that the Nepalese would enjoy legisla- tive parity with Bhutiya-Lepchas. With such assura- nces of support, the satyagraha became unnecessary.

This is as much in the interests of the security of the state as of India and is dictated by the facts of geography. Captain Dimik Singh was one of the very few Lepchas to have been promoted to an army commission. Such a man at once brought to the surface all the complexes from which the Chogyal suffered. There was much anguish in when only Sonam Tshering and Kashi Raj Pradhan were appointed executive councillors. They felt slighted and often blamed him for their own decisions.


A series of textbooks was planned to. More than his peers, Athing-la perceived the magnitude of the changes that lay ahead. He may have been an evil oppressor.

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Cooking was his relaxation; with wine and cheese imported in the diplomatic bag, he turned out sur- prisingly recherche French dishes. There was no longer any question of accommodation. He was succeeded by Guru Tashi, so called because he was born vvhile the Tashi-rubne a festival of good luck worship was being performed. There was an awkward moment in the Meenakshi temple in Madurai when the royal tourists were shown a frieze carved with a mantram: Indian artillery commanded the heights and the entire Chumbi valley, including military fortifications and troop move- ments, lay open to view.

But in spite of his handsome victory over the party president, Rai was not made an executive councillor; he had thrown up a good job for nothing. Scores of such grievances obsessed conversation in Gangtok during those years.

Most of her stories were libellous.

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Sand a recurring annual charge of RsThere were other reasons for unease. All the matters are pending and are under consideration. With a thorough grasp of diplomatic etiquette, he understood the implica- tions of the agreement on envoys. We have no claim with regard to Bhutan, nor do we have any dispute with it. The Gurung faction made no impression. The three remaining signatories enjoyed less formal political prominence.

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The Chogyal was still sleeping when Karma Topden burst into his bedroom with an eye-witness account of what had happened annexayion the petrol-pump.

Lesser luminaries like the chiefs of Ajman, Dubai, Ras-al- Kheima, Sharjah, and Umm-ul-Qawain were dismissed with the fleeting salute of three casual pips. Dutta Chowdhury, the ssmash commissioner and Tarachand Hariomal, the judge, sustained faith in Indian justice.

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If independence comes to India it should also come to Sikkim. Nor did Bajpai take to Chopra whose brus- que military manner, exaggeratedly rolling gait, and flamboyant brocade khos never seemed very real. But New Delhi expressly forbade a written constitution, instead advising the durbar to issue a pro- clamation. Yet, one item in that otherwise repugnant heritage was treated as immutable. Kaul, Diplomacy in Peace and fVar: They have always been subject to Tibet and to the greatmotherland of China.

The imperialistic attitude of India and the method of divide and rule adopted to annexe Sikkim as its integral territory. But, at least, it bad nothing to hide. It shows that in those days of great game cold war assumed different dimensions in South AsiaIndian bureaucracy was ready to play hard to keep what was presumed to be ours. She called herself Elisa-Maria Langford-Rae, but Vicky Williams, who had peeped into the register of foreigners at the police-station, let it be known that the glamorous if no longer young blonde had been christened plain Ethel Maud.

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