Know about the history of Bhutan. Read about the major events and happenings in the past that led to the present scenario in Bhutan. The history of Kingdom of Bhutan has been divided into three parts to make it easy to read:
Most of the historical records and evidences related to ancient Bhutan was destroyed in a major fire in the 19th century. Yet, it is known that Bhutan was inhabited as early as 2000 BC. This article tells about the Bhutans history from the day Guru Rinpoched passed through the region to the day Drukpa sub sect of Budhhism emerged as the leader and had a hold over the country.
Medieval History of Bhutan
This articles touches upon the major events from the early 17th century to the late 19th century. It discusses the emergence of the Tibetan lama warrior Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the chaos that followed from his death, Bhutan’s skirmishes with Tibet and British India. It also talks about the rise of Ugyen Wangchuck, the founder King of the current monarchy in Bhutan.
The first king of present-day Bootan sat on his throne in 1907. Since then, the Bhutanese rulers have constantly worked to introduce more democratic form of governance in their country. This article talks about the major contributions of the rulers of Bhutan and the problem of immigration by people of the Nepalese descent. You will be surprise to know when Bhutanese people were finally allowed to watch television in their country!