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Lepchas of Darjeeling District

Amal Kumar Das

Lepchas of Darjeeling District

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Published by Tribal Welfare Dept., Govt. of West Bengal] in [Calcutta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lepchas

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 167-168.

    Statement[by] Amal Kumar Das and Swapan Kumar Banerjee.
    SeriesBulletin of the Cultural Research Institute. Special series,, no. 2
    ContributionsBanerjee, Swapan Kumar, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS485.S5 D3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination168 p.
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8909M
    LC Control Numbersa 66005959
    OCLC/WorldCa1033266


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Das, Amal Kumar. Lepchas of Darjeeling District. [Calcutta, Tribal Welfare Dept., Govt.

of West Bengal] Darjeeling (Bengali: [ˈdarˌdʒiliŋ], Nepali: [darˈdziːliŋ]) is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West is located in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 2, metres (6, ft). It is noted for its tea industry, its views of Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage y: India.

History. The name Darjeeling comes from the Tibetan words, Dorje (thunderbolt) and Ling (place or land), meaning the land of the thunderbolt. The history of Darjeeling district is linked to that of the Sikkim, East India Company, Nepal and Bhutan. Most of Darjeeling formed a part of dominions of the Chogyal of Sikkim, who had been engaged in an unsuccessful warfare against the Gorkhas of y: India.

in the high altitude zone. Many Lepchas are also found in western and southwestern Bhutan, Tibet, Darjeeling, the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal, and in the hills of West Bengal.

Among the hill-settlements, in Darjeeling Districts, touched by modernity; Lepchas from a negligible minority. As a community they are virtually unnoticed. Darjeeling is actually a widespread district although the popular Darjeeling hill town is the nucleus of the place. While the hill town is quite small (about 4 square miles or square kilometers), the district spans across some 1, square miles of area (i.e.

about 3, square kilometers including Kalimpong). Darjeeling district is home to mainly immigrants from Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, Bhutan and even Europe.

In when the British took over Darjeeling after signing a deed with the Chogyal (King) of Sikkim, it was a deserted place full of dense forests and having only handful of tribal inhabitants. The Lepchas of West Bengal 0 Reviews. From inside the book.

What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. brother Buddhism called carried cause ceremony chas child completion connection considered consists crops cultivation culture dance Darjeeling District daughter dead death discussions.

Back of the Book The Lepchas, an indigenous race of the Darjeel ng District of West Bengal, Sikkim and the am Himalayas basically nature lover and divided into four groups however linguistically and culturally they remain as one.

There is no history of Lepcha migration. The Lepchas are the indigenous, primeval race of the Mayel Lyang. They have a very rich tradition of folklore. There is record of about mammals, birds, freshwater fish, 51 reptiles, 25 amphibians, 43 moths and 24 butterflies in the district of Darjeeling.

The wildlife of Kalimpong is enriched by the presence of endangered species like the red panda and munal pheasant, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard tiger, Himalayan tahr, goral, gaur.

1 Heleen Plaisier, A Grammar of Lepcha (Leiden: Brill, ), p. 1 Lepcha is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Indian state of Sikkim, the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, the Ilām district in Nepal, and in a few villages of the Samtsi district in southwestern Bhutan.

The Lepcha people are regarded as the native inhabitants of Sikkim, and most of the areas in which Lepcha is spoken Author: Heleen Plaisier. These became the chief deities of the Lepchas.’ The Lepchas, defined by a language and a script, inhabit the region currently falling under the state of Sikkim, District Darjeeling of West Bengal, 11am District of eastern Nepal and the south western parts of Bhutan.

Darjeeling district, in Jalpaiguri district; about 2, in Bhutan (Samasti district) and 3, in Nepal (Mechi Zone, Ilam district) – approximately TO Lepchas.

In Sikkim, Lepchas are mainly settled in Dzongu valley in North Sikkim. In Darjeeling district, they are mainly concentrated in. Despite a population of nomadic Lepchas, the indigenous peoples of Darjeeling and Sikkim, Lloyd determined that "there are no villages in the Sikkim hills that I have ever seen, each man or family lives in the midst of his own cultivation, but there are collections of huts in a similar style with a quarter of a mile of each other, which.

The district is famous for its hill stations (often referred to as the Queen of the Hills) and Darjeeling tea. Gangtok is in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1, m (5, ft).

The town's population ofare from different ethnicities such as Bhutia, Lepchas and Indian Gorkhas. Her earlier novels include Tulip Season, Pastries: A Novel of Desserts and Discoveries, Darjeeling, Sharmilas Book, and Shiva Dancing. Bharti has written for Food Bharti Kirchner is the author of eleven books—seven critically acclaimed novels and four cookbooks and hundreds of short pieces for magazines and newspapers/5.

Bhutias, Lepchas,and Nepalis influence the culture and traditions of this region. The curvaceous roads of Darjeeling are lined with colourful begonias and vibrant orchids.

You can enjoy your days exploring the magnificent scenic beauty of this expanse.5/5(1). People: The original inhabitants of the Darjeeling Hills were Lepchas or Rongpa (the ravine folks) as they prefer themselves to be known as. Though their origin is obscure, they are decidedly Mongolian in feature.

The Khampas, another branch of the Lepchas, are warrior-like and more dashing than their docile Khampas are recent immigrants from Tibet. Lepchajagat Home Stay: Where Lepchas Stay - See 34 traveler reviews, 40 candid photos, and great deals for Lepchajagat Home Stay at Tripadvisor.5/5.

Get this from a library. Dynamics of social formation among the Lepchas. [D C Roy] -- With special reference to Darjeeling District, India. If you are planning a combined trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok, this section can help you design a great itinerary and tour plan.

In the section below, I have shown some popular itineraries. Darjeeling is synonymous with tea. Whilst the Darjeeling area was originally occupied by the Lepcha, it was not particularly developed as an area until the introduction of tea plants (from China) by the British in the early 19th century.

This fascinating book takes us through the history of Darjeeling as well as of tea and tea drinking in India/5(40). Trip to Tiger Hill Darjeeling (From $) Full-Day Private Darjeeling Sightseeing including Optional Tiger Hill (From $) 5-Day Gangtok Darjeeling Budget Tour - East India Exploration (From $) Darjeeling - Gangtok (From $) Private Car & Driver for 6 nights Exploring Darjeeling-Kalimpong-Gangtok Trip (From $)4/5(K).

the area." The Darjeeling District today has an area of 1,sq miles. The growth and development of Darjeeling took a massive turn with the appointment of Dr.

A Campbell as Superintendent of the area in The credit of starting the tea industry in Darjeeling goes to Campbell among Size: 1MB. Darjeeling District. Darjeeling is the name of a district as well as a town.

If you are looking for information on Darjeeling town, you may get it here. This page provides information on the entire district. The word Darjeeling is synonymous with quality Tea in most of the world. Darjeeling is one of the fascinating hill stations in India.

It is situated km from Kolkata and 80 km from Siliguri. Its average elevation is ft. Darjeeling is an internationally renowned tourist destination Its eminence is also related to the famous tea industry.

Charming Darjeeling is non-parallel for tourist attraction. Population Census of Darjiling (Darjeeling) District in is 1, Literacy rate of Darjiling is percent. Sex Ratio for Darjiling district is per male.

Kalimpong that emerged as 21st district in the state of West Bengal on the 14th February, is really astounding turn of events after dividing from Darjeeling freshens people up and fulfill Author: Gautam Kumar Das.

Media in category "Darjeeling district" The following files are in this category, out of total. (previous page) ()Capital: Darjeeling.

Darjeeling, 20th Januarynews from Bros. Wernicke and Stölke. We left Patna on the 14th of November and arrived here in Tukvar, a mile from Darjeeling, on the 13th December. This mountain range is quite enormous but extraordinarily fruitful. Darjeeling is some 7 - ft. high, Tukvar ft.

lower, entirely enclosed by mountains. Situated about a kilometer from town, this musuem has various articles of interest for those who want to know about the Lepcha culture and heritage.

The entire area of the Darjeeling and Sikkim is known as "The land of the Lepchas". Various articles of worship, original lepcha musical instruments and many other articles can be found here.

About this book. Language: English. From the foreword: "Aathing K. Tamsang compiled a ‘List of the Trees, Shrubs and Large Climbers found in the Darjeeling District, West Bengal and Sikkim with a short description to the many species way back in the early s.

Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling District which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.

The recorded history of the town starts from the early 19th century when the colonial administration under the British Raj set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Lepchas will be the special focus at Kolkata Book Fair. Lepchas will be the special focus at Kolkata Book Fair Lepchas are an indigenous community residing in West Bengal’s Darjeeling.

©The information of the site are provided by respective department/section, accordingly NIC, Darjeeling District Centre is no way responsible for accuracy of the data/information.

The site is developed & maintained by NIC, Darjeeling District Centre(wbdjl[at]nic[dot]in) (+91 ). [Best viewed with X, IE 7+]. Darjeeling destrict (Pron:dɑ:ˈʤi:lɪŋ) (Nepali: दार्जीलिङ जिल्ला) is the northmaist destrict o the state o Wast Bengal in eastren Indie in the fuithills o the destrict is famous for its bonnie hill stations (aften referred tae as the Queen o the Hills) Admeenistrative diveesion: Jalpaiguri.

5. Lepcha, S.W. () – The process of Detribalization of an Indian Tribe and Problems of Modernization: A Sociological Study of the Lepchas of Darjeeling District. Unpublished Ph.D., Thesis, Department of Sociology, Bhagalpur University, Bihar.

Mainwaring, G.B. () – A Grammar of the Lepcha (Rong) Language. You can find about different types of flowering plants in Darjeeling district including rhododendrons, orchids, magnolia, etc. There are types of ferns including the rare fern trees. And if you want to visit around the forest land, you can see some animals like red pandas, pangolins, yellow throated martens, barking deer as well as.

Apart from the major Hindu religious festivals like Christmas, Diwali, Dussera, Holi, Ram Navami and others, the diverse ethnic population of the Darjeeling district observes several local festivals.

The Tibeto-Burman ethnic groups like the Bhutias, Lepchas, Gurungs, and Tamangs celebrate New Year called Loshar during the months of January or 5/5.

Darjeeling (WB), April 2 (PTI) For the first time in about three decades, the demand for separate Gorkhaland state is not a poll issue in the Darjeeling Hills as parties, including the indigenous GJM and GNLF, are stressing on development and restoration of democracy in the region.

The statehood demand and implementation of the sixth schedule of the Constitution had been major poll planks in. The book, Bhattacharya’s second about Darjeeling (he previously wrote Darjeeling: Smriti, Samaj, Itihaas in Bengali and rewrote the book into English himself) is mostly set in the early s Author: Jasmine Bal.

Darjiling District Census Handbook, Village & Townwise Primary Census Abstract [Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Darjiling District Census Handbook, Village & Townwise Primary Census AbstractAuthor: West Bengal Directorate of Census Operations.LE BOOK NEW YORK.

BROADWAY #; NEW YORK, NY ; Phone [email protected]. Sarah Besky does a great service to the tea community with this book. After years on the ground on tea estates in and around Darjeeling, Besky has written a book that is at once academically valuable, and eye-opening for the average consumer/5.