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My way of life S t o r i e s by c h i l d re n o f B h u t a n

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The way of life I swear I was born free I was born innocent and pure I was naked within and out And I was clad in white As I breathed and saw more Dust of mankind fell on me Marred the colour of my cloth And my face and my heart People cheat and get cheated If it’s how the world moves Should I move with the world? Or should I pave my own way? Dorji Rinchen Class 8, Yadi, Mongar

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The material in this book was made by children and youth of Bhutan between the age of 7 and 16 years. The map shows where they come from.

CHINA Laya

Dungkhar Bumdeling

Gaupel

THIMPHU

Jibjokha Ura Taktse

Damthang

Semthoka

Gaselo

Gaytsa

Kuenga Rabten Yadi

Daga

Samtse

Phuentsholing

Merak

Bardho Damphu

Dorokha

Trashigang

Tsebar Sarpang

Martshala

INDIA

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Index LIFE Life in eastern Bhutan - Merak....................................................p. 1088 Life in the countryside................................................................p. 13030 48 School.......................................................................................p. 148 80 Friends......................................................................................p. 182 100 Family.......................................................................................p. 102 118 Foods........................................................................................p. 120 128 Life in town - Samtse..................................................................p. 130 134 Life in town - Phuentsholing........................................................p. 136 148 Life in the capital - Thimphu.......................................................p. 150 162 CULTURE....................................................................................p. 164 202 NATURE.....................................................................................p. 204 FUTURE.....................................................................................p. 212210 241 Epilogue – Life is a chocolate cake..............................................p. 243 242 Transition - Words of the editor..................................................p. 244 244 Thank you.................................................................................p. 246 245 Photoindex................................................................................p. 247

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My way of life  

Stories by children of Bhutan