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Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Townsend Middleton and Sara Shneiderman


Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary with its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air. Thousands of tourists, domestic and international, annually flock to the hills to taste their world-renowned tea and soak up the colonial nostalgia. 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. Wh ... More

Keywords: history, politics, environment, Himalaya, colonialism, postcolonial theory, identity, ethnicity, subnationalism, Nepali, Gorkha

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199483556
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199483556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Townsend Middleton, editor
Department of Anthropology and School of Public Policy & Global Affairs/Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Durham, New Castle, USA

Sara Shneiderman, editor
Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vancouver, Canada

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