About the Book
An intense narrative analysing the political history of Sikkim before its merger with Indian Union in 1975, the book delves into the 1920s when small secret groups consisting of discontented peasants, collectively revolted against their exploitation by the Kazis and other sections. The book traces the influence of Gandhian principles on the movements that sprouted within Sikkim.
‘The Untold Chronicle’ rootles into the events of the 1940’s evaluating the failure of political parties, caught in political intrigues rather than representing democratic aspirations. Based on documents from the Palace Archives, the book throws light on the ideological roots of people striving for democracy before the push to Sikkim’s merger with India in the 1970’s. We learn about the diluted uprising over time and the book also locates the context of Sikkim’s transition from Monarchy to a Republic.
About the Author
Dr. E. K. Santha, presently teaches at the Department of Political Science, SRM University Sikkim. An alumnus of JNU, [School of International Studies], she received her Doctoral Degree from Sikkim University.
Her research areas include Democracy and Decentralisation, Women’s Empowerment and Constitutional Democracy and Peoples’ Movements. She is a keen observer on issues pertaining to development and environment and has studied the Teesta Hydel Power Projects in Sikkim and the protest against it.