Within the realm of Happiness by Kinley Dorji
This collection of 13 short stories, memoirs, and essays represents a mix of childhood memories, travel tales, and contemporary reflections on a rapidly changing populace. As Bhutan joins the modern world Kinley Dorji provides sensitive insights into the dilemmas that the people, and society, confront every day.
He uses a number of creative non-fiction writing styles to undertake a small journey into Bhutanese society. The stories go far beyond the pages of this book.
"Living through stories"
We are formed by our environment..by what we absorb...by the stories we hear. There is no excitement like the thrill of being alive.
In Bhutan, we live close to nature and to spirits. We are immersed in ideas, values, norms, beliefs, and superstitions. We are able to reflect on our convictions, interest, and experiences.
We are extremely fortunate to be seeing incredible events unfold day by day. And, as active participants as well as an observer of our own experiences, we must share them. As they say, we in Bhutan, do not tell stories, we release them from within ourselves...
- Language: English
- Binding: Softcover
- Pages: 209
- ISBN Number: 99936-752-0-2
- Published: 2008
About the Author
Dasho Kinley Dorji was Bhutan's first trained journalist who became founder, then Managing Director, and Editor in Chief of Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. In 2009 he became Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications, a position he held until 2016.