Sikhim and Bhutan: twenty-one years on the north-east frontier 1887-1908
Set in the period just after the First Indian War of independence (Sepoy Mutiny) when the British Raj had been firmly established in India J Claude White describes in detail his experiences in the Eastern Himalayan states of Sikkim and Bhutan. These experiences cover an almost twenty year period from 1881 when he first arrived in Darjeeling until the end of the nineteenth century.
It is a book that deals so well with these little known regions of the Himalaya. Not only does he describe the geographical features but also the historical and cultural background of the people that live there. At the same time he has not forgotten to carefully describe both the flora and fauna of the area, which he most graciously thanks the inhabitants for having carefully noted.
J. Claude White