Parmanand (1992), The Politics of Bhutan: Retrospect and Prospect (Delhi: Pragati Publications).
1. Bhutan : An Introduction
2. Political Economy
3. The Political System
4. Monarchy and Monarchs
5. Contrived Problems of State-Building and Nation-Building
6. Bhutan in Global Politics
7. Bhutan-China Relations : An Exercise in Tightrope Walking
8. Bhutan-India Relations : The Importance of being Matured
9. Retrospect and Prospect
The book, The Politics of Bhutan: Retrospect And Prospect, is an analysis of the various dimensions of the politics of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Written by an expert on South Asian politics, Dr Parmanand, the book is based on first-hand information, including exclusive personal interviews with those involved in decision-making and those affected by such decisions. It uses all-important primary and secondary sources. Divided into ten chapters, apart from the Preface, Acknowledgements, Bibliography and Index, the book throws light on various achievements made by the mountain kingdom and various problems faced by it on the domestic and global fronts. Written in a simple and lucid style, the book is a mine of information, and is useful both to laymen and experts. The book is of great relevance to those who are interested in a comparative perspective of the politics of the region. One significant feature of the book is that it has gone deep into several aspects of Bhutan’s politics, both national and international, which were not the focus of serious attention earlier.