• Darjeeling- a journey through time –Colonialism and Establishment of Darjeeling

    Author(s):
    Pragya Ranjan (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Indology
    Subject(s):
    India--Darjeeling, Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Cities and towns, Hill stations, History
    Item Type:
    Interview
    Tag(s):
    Colonialism, gorkhaland, history of darjeeling, history of tea, lepchas, tea garden, tea tribe
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/htbs-bx80
    Abstract:
    We all know about Darjeeling tea but little do we know about its history. The story of the establishment of Darjeeling has many twists and turns. There are only few works which are done on this topic and hence we have very limited sources to refer to. Set against the backdrop of the looming Himalayas and drenching monsoons, this interview will aim to delve into how Darjeeling was established as a hill station after the British acquired it from Sikkim’s Rajah and how it developed its tea industry under Imperial British rule. Dr. Sonam B Wangyal who has a passion for local History grew up in Darjeeling and witnessed many events first hand and has provided his valuable expertise on the region.
    Notes:
    An interview with Dr Sonam B Wangyal regarding how Darjeeling came into being and assumed its present state
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    Published
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    5 months ago
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