Big Game, Small World
Menu jacket-flap copy contact info contents web exclusive: the movie buy the book praise & reviews latest news about the author readings & appearances readers react home
T W E N T Y - T W O: Bhutan
KING OF BHUTANAs recently as the 1960s, you could enter the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan only on horseback or on foot—yet today the ruler of that still-isolated country is an NBA fan of the first order, and a pretty good three-point shooter to boot.

I found a country enraptured of target games of all sorts, from archery, to a homegrown dart game called khuru, to the King’s abiding passion. Whether I found the monarch himself, you’ll have to read the chapter to find out.

In 1999, as part of the silver jubilee of His Majesty’s enthronement, the Bhutanese government published a calendar depicting images of the King discharging his royal duties. Here is a shot of him addressing a group of schoolboys on his favorite sport. Everyone in this picture is wearing a gho, the traditional Bhutanese dress for males. The king has peeled his down halfway for ease of movement.

TWENTY-THREE : WASHINGTON, D.C.

You can purchase Big Game, Small World from the following on-line retailers:

In the U.S. or Canada:

amazon.com
booksense.com
barnesandnoble.com

chapters.indigo.ca

In the U.K.:

amazon.co.uk
sportspages.co.uk


In Italy:

libridisport.it

In France:


amazon.fr

In Germany:

amazon.de

In Japan:

amazon.co.jp

In Spain:

gymnos.com

In Switzerland:

yesbasket.ch


In Australia:

buyaustralian.com