Of Rainbows and Clouds: The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as Told to His Daughter

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This biography of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his daughter, Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, provides a fascinating and intimate glimpse of life and times in the remote eastern Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan during this century. Of Rainbows and Clouds is not only a beautifully narrated and gripping family saga, but an illuminating window on Bhutanese culture, society and history.
 

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Preface and Acknowledgements
6
Lamas of Golden Weight
11
Union between Mind and Speech Incarnations
17
Death of the Young Shabdrung Jigme Dorji
29
Sangchhoekor Dzong is Burnt
33
Flight to Gyantse and Kalimpong
37
Confined to Sheka
44
Patriarch of the Family and Master of Miniature
53
Melody of Treasure Hill
72
The Final Journey Home
78
A Decade in Nobgang
83
Finding a Niche in the Capital
93
A Merchant of Timber
98
Royal Wedding in the Palace of Great Bliss
103
Where Divine Eagles
115
In the Golden Haze of Afternoon
120

A Lama for Pedong Goempa
58
Pilgrims and Traders
64
The Swords of Talo
68

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