Tibetan Mirror Press & Tharchin Babu: Then and now

The discovery of the photograph of the Tibetan Mirror Press and its editor Mr. Tharchin (or Rev. G. Tharchin, or Tharchin Babu) necessitates the stitching together of some past stories... Dr. Sonam Wangyal's essay about Tharchin Babu titled "Kalimpong's Lonely Warrior" had a wonderful description of the editor of the Tibet Mirror Press and Kalimpong …

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DOOARS: A DECEPTIVE DEMOGRAPHY – Dr. Sonam Wangyal

Here's an important and informative discourse on the demographic politics played in the Dooars since partition. The essay is a little heavy with the numbers, but the numbers are important so please do not be intimidated by the figures and the statistics. This is a very relevant article, and has important information for the inclusion …

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AN UNUSUAL DOCTORATE – Dr. Sonam Wangyal

- Dr. Sonam B. Wangyal It was towards the winter of 1995 in one of my customary visits to Professor Richard Keith Sprigg’s one-room books and journals lined apartment that I received one of the most fascinating surprises of my life. Dr. Sprigg, a retired professor of Cambridge University, is in many ways a man …

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The Story of Darjeeling – Basant B. Lama, as reviewed by Dr. Sonam Wangyal

The Story of Darjeeling Author: Basant B. Lama Pages: 364 Price: Rs 150.00 On 7 September 2008 The Story of Darjeeling: The Land of the Indian Gorkha by Basant B. Lama was released in Kurseong. Some of you know Basant Lama as the man whose house and land at Siliguri was acquired, i.e. legally taken …

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THE NEVER-ENDING WAIT FOR A HOMELAND – Dr. Sonam B. Wangyal

THE NEVER-ENDING WAIT FOR A HOMELAND -Dr. Sonam B. Wangyal The following is a chronicle of the long and enduring struggle of a peoples' movement for a separate homeland for over a hundred years. It is not a testament to ridicule or chastise our Bengali counterparts but simply to let them understand the sense of …

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