Bhutan

Monday, June 23, 2008 - 11:06 a.m.
Bhutan

After 100 years, Bhutan's royal family has stepped aside to allow a peaceful and well-planned transition to democracy. A look at how the once isolated Himalayan nation, often romanticized as a living Shangri-la, is taking on modernity and...

After 100 years, Bhutan's royal family has stepped aside to allow a peaceful and well-planned transition to democracy. A look at how the once isolated Himalayan nation, often romanticized as a living Shangri-la, is taking on modernity and political change.

Guests

Kunzang Choden

writer; became Bhutan's first female novelist with the publication of "The Circle of Karma" in 2005; her latest book is "Chilli and Cheese: Food and Society in Bhutan."

Kinley Dorji

founding editor of Bhutan's first national newspaper, "Kuensel"

Preston Scott

curator, Bhutan program of the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

William Frelick

refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch

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