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Bhutan: An Advocate of Gross Nation Happiness

Nisha Jaiswal


  1. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur U.P. INDIA


The most backward nation from economic parameters, Bhutan – A Lilliputian land, a buffer zone, a landlocked country between two antagonistic Asian Giants India and China was much ahead and advance in its thought and approach in exploring for what the human actually craved for i.e. happiness and where happiness lies. Now the first world countries are also applying the indices of happiness. It endorsed that amassing material wealth does not necessarily lead to happiness. Bhutan measures its progress not through GDP but through GNH (Gross National Happiness) which was the brainchild of Fourth Druk Gylapo of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuk.