Books on Darjeeling

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We are aware of the fact that Darjeeling has always been able to make its unique position in world of tourism. There are several hill stations in India and around the world but Darjeeling has its own importance. Several film has been shot at Darjeeling and several authors around the world has published  Books on Darjeeling . Here I have tried to collect books from different sources as much as possible. In these lists you will find books on Darjeeling that covers Darjeeling Tourism, Darjeeling history in detailed, Novels related to Darjeeling, Books on Darjeeling Himalayan railway and its history, books on Darjeeling Tea recipes etc  . so here goes the lists :

Gorkhas and Gorkhaland:

A Socio-Political Study of the Gorkha People and the Gorkhaland Movement Kindle Edition by Barun Roy (Author) Gorkhas and Gorkhaland is one of most comprehensive book to be written on the issue of the Gorkhas in India. Encyclopedic in nature the book is divided into three sections. The first section deals with the ethnographic study of the Indian Gorkhas including their origin, culture and traditions. The second section deals with a Geo-Demographic study of the proposed state of Gorkhaland. The political history of Darjeeling Hills where the Gorkhaland Movement is centred is meanwhile comprehensively dealt with in the third section.

The Gurkha's Daughter Paperback – 2 Jan 2014 by Prajwal Parajuly 

A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee pins her hopes on the West; a Gurkha's daughter tries to comprehend her father's complaints; two young Nepali-speaking immigrants meet in Manhattan.

Gorkhaland: Crisis of Statehood Hardcover – 25 May 2012 by Romit Bagchi 

 Gorkhaland is an attempt by a journalist to unravel the various layers of the ongoing crisis in the Darjeeling hills, where the Nepali-speaking community is locked in a political struggle with the state of Bengal, of which it is a part. The author endeavors to delve into the deeper recesses of the psyche of the Gorkha community settled in these restive hills and attempts to put the prevailing stereotypes under a subjective scanner.

No Path in Darjeeling is Straight: Memories of a Hill Town Hardcover – 20 Jul 2017 by Parimal Bhattacharya

Parimal Bhattacharya was a professor at Darjeeling. Government College in Darjeeling. The book 'No Path in Darjeeling Is Straight' is a memory of his time in Darjeeling town and one of the finest works of Indian non-fiction in recent years.

A Descriptive Reading on Darjeeling (Classic Reprint) Paperback – 5 May 2017

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy

Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea Hardcover – 12 May 2015 by Jeff Koehler 

This is the story of how Darjeeling tea began, was key to the largest tea industry on the globe under Imperial British rule, and came to produce the highest-quality tea leaves anywhere in the world. It is a story rich in history, intrigue and empire, full of adventurers and unlikely successes in culture, mythology and religions, ecology and terror, all set with a backdrop of the looming Himalayas and drenching monsoons. The story is ripe with the imprint of the Raj as well as the contemporary clout of "voodoo farmers" getting world record prices for their fine teas--and all of it beginning with one of the most audacious acts of corporate smuggling in history.

A Brief History of Tea: Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire (Brief Histories) Paperback – 29 Jan 2009 by Roy Moxham

Behind the wholesome image of the world's most popular drink lies a strangely murky and often violent past. When tea began to be imported into the West from China in the seventeenth century, its high price and heavy taxes made it an immediate target for smuggling and dispute at every level, culminating in international incidents like the notorious Boston Tea Party.

Baptism by Fire: Darjeeling Days, Darjeeling Nights Kindle Edition by Saumya Chaki 

Darjeeling Days, Darjeeling Nights is set in the scintillating Darjeeling where Samrat and Aveek go on a holiday and stay at an uncle’s tea garden estate. They are called in to investigate the sudden disappearance of a labour contractor on pay day.

Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 2001 by Laura Child

Darjeeling: Smriti Samaj Itihas(AB008) Paperback – 2011 by Parimal Bhattacharya

Encrusted with British nostalgia and Bengali romanticism, Darjeeling is a melting pot of tribes and communities. Bhattacharya went to work there in early 1990s, when things were cooling down after a long and bloody agitation. Two decades later, the pot is on the boil again.

A Descriptive Reading on Darjeeling Hardcover – Import, 25 Aug 2016 by Edmund] [Stirling (Creator)

Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund and Mount Abu, 1820–1920 Hardcover – 16 Jan 2017 

In the early phase of imperial domination, hill stations such as Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu were developed by the British to reflect a quintessentially European culture and ethos. Serving as recuperation sites for the sick and wounded, these hill spaces provided respite from the harsh climate of the plains. Adorned with sprawling bungalows and lush gardens, imposing churches and stately public buildings, the topography of such spaces was refashioned to reflect the multiple visions of this burgeoning empire.

Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments Hardcover – 7 May 2018 

Darjeeling Reconsidered rethinks Darjeeling’s status in the postcolonial imagination. Mobilizing diverse disciplinary approaches from the social sciences and humanities, this definitive collection of essays sheds fresh light on the region’s past and offers critical insight into the issues facing its people today.

Darjeeling Jamjamat (Bengali) Hardcover – 2014 by Satyajit Ray 

List of the Trees, Shrubs and Large Climbers Found in the Darjeeling District, Bengal (Classic Reprint) Paperback – Import, 8 May 2018 by James Sykes Gamble

Excerpt from List of the Trees, Shrubs and Large Climbers Found in the Darjeeling District, Bengal Acacia (ferruginea, DC.) means that though the plant undoubtedly belongs to the genus Acacia, yet it is not quite certain, though very probable, that it is the species ferruginea, DC.

History of Darjeeling and the Sikkim Himalaya Hardcover – 2011 by K.C Bhanja

Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalaya, with their sublime snowy ranges and the tabulous Kanchenjungha, have no parallel in their physical charm and the mountaineering challenges it offer. Explorer and writer K.C. Bhanja has depicted the land and the people, the legends and expeditions, the religions and rituals of the region in authentic colours. He has delved deep into the mystique if the Himalayas, bringing out yet unknown historical facts and figures, including the expeditions by brave men who came here for the love of adventure and opened the virgin territory for others to see and enjoy.

Bengal District Gazetteers ; Darjeeling Hardcover – 1999 by L.S.S. O Malley 

Bengal District Gazetteer Darjeeling The preparation of district, provincial and Imperial gazetteers was part of a tradition set up by the Raj. British civilians in India undertook the preparation of these enormously useful projects under their supervision. District Officers of Deputy Commissioners assisted in the collection of material and often wrote entire reports themselves.

A DOVE FROM DARJEELING: A Collection of 8 short stories Kindle Edition by ANKIT KUMAR TRIPATHY

Darjeeling District Gazetteer Hardcover – 2012 by L.S.S. O'Malley 

Darjeeling conjure up the image of snow-clad Himalayan peaks, Buddhist monasteries people with yellow-robed monks, and rush of summer tourists. But there s more in Darjeeling than meets the eye. The geography, fauna and flora, inhabitants, rites, rituals and festivals form a mosaic of great interest. Named after the Buddhist monastery of ‘Darjeeling’ or the ‘place of thunderbolt’, this district forms an irregular triangle 1164 square miles in area, its base resting on Sikkim in the north while its apex stretches into West Bengal in the south. It is demarcated from Nepal in the west by the Singania mountain chain and its north eastern boundaries are with Bhutan and the districts of Jalpaiguri and Pernea respectively. Ranging in altitude from 3000 to 12000 feet above sea level this largely hilly religion is drained by the Mechi, Balasan, Mahandi, Tista and Jaidhaka rivers. Its vegetation ranges from pine, oak, maple and chestnut foresis and teagardens at the higher altitudes to palm and plantain in the marshy terrain. A handy and authentic reference work on the border district of India.

Bergman, Apni (AB007) (Bengali) Hardcover – 2012 by Parimal Bhattacharya

Land Where I Flee Paperback – 1 Feb 2015 by Prajwal Parajuly 

To commemorate Chitralekha Nepauney's Chaurasi – her landmark 84th birthday – three of Chitralekha's grandchildren are traveling to Gangtok, Sikkim, to pay their respects. agastaya is flying in from New York. although a successful oncologist, he is dreading his family's inquisition into why he is not married and is terrified that the reason for his bachelordom will be discovered. Joining him are Manasa and Bhagwati, traveling from London and Colorado respectively. One the Oxford-educated achiever; the other the disgraced elope r – one moneyed but miserable; the other ostracized but optimistic. all three harbor the same dual objective: to emerge from the celebrations with their formidable grandmother's blessing and their nerves intact – a goal that will become increasingly impossible thanks to a mischievous maid and a fourth, uninvited guest.

Notes on Tours in Darjeeling and Sikkim (with Map) (Classic Reprint) Hardcover – Import, 21 Apr 2018 by W J Buchanan

Notes on Tours in Darjeeling and Sikkim (With Map) The following notes and lists of itineraries of trips in Sikkim are published by the Darjeeling Improvement Fund to encourage more visitors to Darjeeling to make use of the splendid Opportunities for enjoying brief holidays in Sikkim.

The Darjeeling Distinction – Labor and Justice on Fair–Trade Tea Plantations in India (California Studies in Food and Culture) Paperback – 7 Mar 2014 by Sarah Besky

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with some of the finest and most expensive tea in the world. It is also home to a violent movement for regional autonomy that, like the tea industry, dates back to the days of colonial rule. In this nuanced ethnography, Sarah Besky narrates the lives of tea workers in Darjeeling.

Culture, Heritage, and Identity : The Lepcha and Mangar Communities of Sikkim and Darjeeling Hardcover – 2015 by Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda

This book is about cultural politics and the quest for identity of two marginal communities of Sikkim and Darjeeling – the Lepcha and the Mangar. Sharing insights into the knowledge, aesthetics, aspirations and dreams of two marginal communities who have been innovatively and differentially appropriating ‘culture’ to exploit the politics of difference, it is a narrative about their ethno- cultural consciousness, notions of identity and anxieties over being minority communities in a pluralistic democracy. The narrative is essentially presented in the form of a field-trip diary, with observations and comments which try to situate the issues within a larger perspective. Based on two years of intensive field study, the book chronicles the endeavor of these two communities to reclaim their cultural past, and forge an identity that would ensure material security, self-esteem, dignity and also the fruits of ‘modernity’.

Newman's Guide to Darjeeling and Its Surroundings, Historical Descriptive: With Some Account of the Manners and Customs of the Neighboring (Classic Reprint)5 April 2018 by W Co Publishers 

Newman Excerpt from Newman's Guide to Darjeeling and Its Surroundings, Historical Descriptive: With Some Account of the Manners and Customs of the Neighboring

Birds of Darjeeling and India Paperback – Import, 29 Sep 2009 by L J Mackintosh 

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience

Darjeeling: The Sanitarium of Bengal, and Its Surroundings Paperback – 14 Nov 2013 by R D O'Brien 

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Illustrated Guide for Tourists Paperback – Import, 20 Aug 2017

This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

Anatomy of Dicotyledonous Climber from Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Paperback – Import, 11 Jan 2013 by Ghosh Asok and Thapa Pranita 

Climbers sprout on the forest story and grow up into the forest by winding around, leaning on, anchoring, or adhering to other plants and are typically notable into two categories: lianas (woody climbers) and vines (herbaceous climbers).

Everyday Sustainability: Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling Paperback – 2018 by Debarati Sen

This book takes readers to ground zero of market - based sustainability initiatives in the tea gardens of Darjeeling where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production.

Darjeeling Chai: 25 Amazing Chai Recipes Kindle Edition by Maya Chopra 

Successfully make amazing tasting chai using recipes from different parts of India. You will find 20 amazingly delicious chai recipes perfect for warming you up on cold or rainy days.If you want to make gourmet style chai served in Indian house holds across the world then this book is a must read.It's no secret that tea is full of antioxidants, research has shown that it is very beneficial to ones overall health. Begin making delicious chai lattes, iced teas and soothing black teas using easy to follow recipes.

Darjeeling Ditties and Other Poems; A Souvenir Paperback – Import, 1 Aug 2012 by J A Keble  

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavored to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artifact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Economic Analysis of Prevalent Marketing Channels of Darjeeling Citrus Paperback – Import, 27 Aug 2014

A critical appraisal of the prevalent marketing systems and channels and the economic analysis of Citrus reticulated Blanco in the hills of Darjeeling district (India) was carried out. The citrus marketing systems, structures, channels of marketing, price spread, marketing cost, margin of profit of oranges, and post-harvest losses were also researched in detail. The profit percentage of different stakeholders in the marketing channels were also calculated. Subsequently, economic analysis of the profit of the different stakeholders were also computed using various economic tools. Further, the different problems faced by the producers were also highlighted.

Darjeeling Hill Economy Hardcover – 2011 by Minakshi Das (Author)

On the Tribes Around Darjeeling Paperback – Import, 23 Aug 2017 by Archibald Superintendent of D Campbell

This book is a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Illustrated for Tourists Paperback – 27 Oct 2015

Darjeeling Paperback – 31 Dec 1899 by Frederic P. Miller (Author)

A concise history of the Darjeeling district since 1835 Paperback – 1 Jan 1922 by E. C. Dozey

Concise History of The Darjeeling District Since 1835:

With a Complete Itinerary of Tours in Sikkim and The District Hardcover – 1 May 2013 by Dozey E

Guide to Darjeeling: A Travellers Guide Paperback – 23 Feb 2005 by A.P. Agarwal (Editor)

Education in the Darjeeling Hills: Historical Survey 1835-1985 Hardcover – 1 Apr 1997 by Dick B. Dewan

Darjeeling (French) Paperback – 1 Feb 2007

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Darjeeling:

An Illustrated Guide for Tourists,1896 Paperback – Facsimile, Import by Fred Ahrle (Photographer)

Darjeeling's Wonderful Railway: A Visitor's Guide Paperback

– 30 Sep 2016 by David Charlesworth (Designer)

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:

A Guide to the D.H.R, Darjeeling and Its Tea21 May 2009 by Richard Wallace and David Charlesworth

Indian Hill Stations: Ootacamund, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Nainital, Landour, Dharamsala, Srinagar, Mussoorie, Matheran Paperback – 30 Nov 2010 by LLC Books

The Darjeeling Tea Book Hardcover – 8 Jul 2011 by Gillian Wright 

 Contains 120 color pictures. In this superbly illustrated book, Gillian Wright tells the story of Darjeeling, the beautiful hill station in the Eastern Himalayas. She traces the history of its world-famous tea from its origins in China to the present day. The British appetite for tea convinced the merchants of the Raj that they should bring tea growing to India. The author recounts the adventures of the nineteenth- century botanists who succeeded in bringing the closely guarded secrets of tea manufacture from China to India; of the founders of Darjeeling and of the pioneers British, German and Indian who took up tea plantation on the then remote mountainsides. Wright tracks the changes that accompanied the transition from British to Indian ownership after Independence, and describes the gardens of today through the seasons, places of astounding biodiversity, where leopards still roam and uncounted smaller creatures and unnumbered plant species thrive. Her encounters with planters and workers, especially the women, without whom the industry could not exist, illuminate their lives, hopes and aspirations.

Grammar of the Rong (Lepcha) Language as it Exists in the Darjeeling and Sikkim Hills Hardcover – Import, Dec 1971 by G.B. Mainwaring

Darjeeling: India, 99 Tips For Tourists & Backpackers (India Travel Guide Book 19)

 by Blether Travel Guides  Darjeeling - the very name conjures up pictures of rolling hills and tea plantations. At one time the most important hill station in India, as the British decamped here to rule the country through the hot summer months, Darjeeling is rich with history.

Pteridophytic Flora Of Darjeeling And Sikkim Himalayas Hardcover – 2008 by P.N. Mehra (Author), S.S. Bir

This book deals with the taxonomic account of the Pteridophytic flora of Darjeeling District of West Bengal and Sikkim State in the Eastern Himalayas. The present account is based on the collections made during the summers of 1953 1958 and 1963. In all 24 Fern Allies and 338 Ferns have been described with ecological details from the study area.

Darjeeling: Webster's Timeline History, 1835 - 2007 Paperback

– 10 Mar 2010 by Icon Group International  Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on "Darjeeling,".

The Rajah of Darjeeling Organic Tea:

Makaibari W/DVD Paperback – 11 Jun 2008 by Banerjee (Author) The Rajah of Darjeeling Organic Tea is about Makaibari - the first tea garden in the Himalayan Highlands. This book captures the magic of Makaibari and provides a rare glimpse of one of Darjeeling 's greatest characters - the Thunderbolt Rajah. He is a champion of the organic tea movement, a social activist for tea laborers and small organic farmers, an anthropologist who works tirelessly to preserve the cultural heritage of the Himalayan region and an environmentalist who fights to conserve its rich biodiversity.

Darjeeling: A History of the Worlds Greatest Tea Paperback – 2001 by Jeff Koehler 

A History of Darjeeling: 

Newly Translated from the Original 1880 Bengali Edition Paperback – 20 Apr 2009 by Hurry Mohun Sannial (Author), Gargi Gupta (Translator), Shipra Bhattacharya (Translator), Aditi Roy Ghatek (Translator)

Darjeeling Pioneers: The Wernicke-Stolke Story Paperback – Import, 1 Dec 2003 by Fred Pinn

Death Drinks Darjeeling (Marsden-Lacey Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 4)

: Marsden-Lacey Cozy Mysteries Kindle Edition by Sigrid Vansandt


Guide to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

: India's World Heritage Line Paperback – 4 Nov 2000 by Richard Stanley Wallace

A Comprehensive District Profile of Darjeeling Hardcover

– 2016 by Mr. Manojit Dasgupta and Dr. D.C. Roy Dr.Samhita Chaudhury

Darjeeling and Its Mountain Railway Hardcover – 2002

Darjeeling Tea:

The Golden Brew Hardcover – 1 Jun 2008 by G. D. Banerjee (Author), Sirjeet Banerjee (Author) The book on Darjeeling Tea A Golden Brew outlined the history of Darjeeling tea, Roles of British and Indian Planters and Characteristics and uniqueness of Darjeeling tea. The treaty dealt with various facets of tea industry, its marketing aspects, product diversification, and innovation in Darjeeling tea, Madhukar committee Report, Problems of Small tea Growers, Special Purpose Vehicle etc. The book analyzed the problems of the Industry with reference to field and factory operations, employment and sales on the basis of field data. Further, the Health of the Industry and future prospects with polices was discussed. The book will be very helpful to academician, planners, policy formulating authorities, students and those who involved directly or indirectly in tea production, marketing, trade etc.

Grammar of the Rong (Lepcha Language As It Exists in the Darjeeling and Sikkim Hills) Hardcover – Import, 1 Nov 1985 by George Byres Mainwaring 

Trekking in Sikkim Und Darjeeling (German) Paperback – Import, 10 Oct 2001 by Sabine Riese and  Heiko Klein

"Trekking in Sikkim and Darjeeling"

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These are the lists of that I have managed to find as much as possible, please share the names and detailed of books that has not been listed above.

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