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So Close to Heaven, The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas
by Barbara Crossette
- TRAVEL NARRATIVE
- 297 PAGES
A "New York Times" Asia correspondent writes of Bhutan and neighboring kingdoms of Ladakh and Sikkim in the Himalayas, strongholds of Tantric Buddhism in an increasingly homogenized world. It's part travelogue and part history -- a personal portrait of the region.