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Towards an Alternative Indian Tea Economy

The Indian tea economy is undergoing acute transformations, with the divestment of tea companies from plantations leaving thousands of plantation workers jobless, and small tea growers struggling with a general lack of knowledge and their dependency on bought leaf factories and intermediaries. A review of the current trends in the Indian tea market and two alternative sites in Darjeeling indicates the potential of solidary enterprises and also exposes the difficulties these groups face to emancipate themselves from the colonial-style tea companies.

Understanding Gorkhaland

Gorkhaland Movement: Ethnic Conflict and State Response by Swatahsiddha Sarkar, New Delhi: Concept Publishing House, 2013; pp 700, Rs 700.

Gorkhaland: Crisis of Statehood by Romit Bagchi, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2012; pp 480, Rs 925.

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