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Accession No. 5376
Title Gorkhaland Movement: Quest for an Identity
Author Mahendra P Lama
Year of Publishing 1996
Publisher Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Darjeeling, India
Price Rs. 2100
Short Description The demand for Gorkhaland as a constituent state within the Union of India has been one of the oldest demands in the history of modern India. Though this demand has over the years took various political turns and twists, it particularly and actually acquired the shape of a mass movement only towards the end of the 1970s when Shri Subash Ghising for the first time gave a clarion call to the Gorkhas in India to come under one banner demanded a separate state known as Gorkhaland. It was, to be exact, on April 22, 1979 from the ‘ramparts’ of the famous Geetange Daara in Chowk Bazar in Darjeeling. Soon after, the Gorkha Bazar in Darjeeling. Soon after, the Gorkha National Liberation Front was set up as political party which for the first time comprehensively raised the ever burning issue of the identity of the Indian Gorkhas at the national level. As Ghising spread his tentacles, he soon become a household name in India. For the first time, the entire nation realised the existence of the Gorkhas as a distinct Indian ethnic entity on the laps of the Eastern Himalayas. As we stepped into the last decade of the Twentieth Century, Ghising was declared as the ‘Tiger of the Hills’. The historic accord was signed on August 22, 1988 which finally led to the setting up of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. Then the rest is history. But a history that will remain incomplete till the State of Gorkhaland is attained.
Table of Contents 1. Memorandum of the Hillmens’ Association --- 18th November, 1917
2. Memorandum of the Hillmens’ Association --- 25th October 1930
3. Memorandum of the Hillmens’ Association --- 6th August 1934
4. Memorandum of the All India Gorkha League --- 29th April 1952
5. The Beginning of Gorkhaland Movement --- 2nd August 1980
6. Telegram to Chief Minister of West Bengal Shri Jyoti Basu --- 9th April 1981
7. A Letter to the Home Minister Zail Singh --- 13th April 1981
8. The Fate of Indian Gorkhas is Burning --- GNLF -- 14th May 1983
9. Memorandum - (English Translation of the submitted Nepali copy issued by the GNLF) -- 23rd December 1983
10. Telegram to the Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi -- 23rd December 1984
11. The Historic Speech (English Translation issued by the GNLF) -- 2nd June 1985
12. Telegram to the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi -- 5th May 1986
13. Danger in Darjeeling --- May 15, 1986
14. A Danger Signal --- 16th May, 1986
15. Gorkha Demands --- 17th May 1986
16. Dangerous Portents -- 19th May, 1986
17. An Ominous Trends --- 20th May, 1986
18. Letter to Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India by DDCC (I) --- 21st May, 1986
19. Danger in Darjeeling ---- 28th May, 1986
20. Darjeeling Disquiet -- 2nd June, 1986
21. “I m an Indian” --- 15-21 June, 1986
22. Letter of GNLF President to the Prime Minister of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi -- 5th July, 1986
23. GNLF- Letter to the Prime Minister of India and copy submitted to the King of Nepal -- 9th July 1986
24. A Letter to the Citizens of Darjeeling -- 14th July 1986
25. Dangerous Demand -- 21st August 1986
26. Gorkhaland Imbroglio -- 31st August 1986
27. A Letter by Smt. Maya Devi Chettri, Ex. Member of Parliament -- 11th August, 1986
28. Statement by GNLF President Shri Subash Ghising -- 14th August 1986
29. GNLF Bulletin -- The voice of Gorkhaland -- 14th August, 1986
30. Memorandum submitted by the institutions located in the Gorkhaland to the Minister of the Republic of India for the Creation of the Gorkhaland --- 16th August, 1986
31. The Gorkhaland Movement and Violence Whose Violence -- August 1986
32. APDR Demands judicial Enquiry -- 7th September, 1986
33. Militant Messiah -- 7th September, 1986
34. A Letter from GNLF President Shri Subash Ghising to the Home Minister Shri Buta Singh --- 15th September, 1986
35. Renewed Danger --- 15th September, 1986
36. Ammunition for Gorkhaland Stir -- 20-27 September, 1986
37. Amateurish and Opportunistic -- 28th September, 1986
38. Unruly Incidents -- 4th October, 1986
39. Gorkhaland Agitation -- 4th October, 1986
40. Equivocating Again -- 10th October, 1986
41. Gorkhas Concern -- 11th October, 1986
42. Encouraging the GNLF --- 15th October, 1986
43. Gorkhaland Agitation-Dangerous Twist -- 1-8 November, 1986
44. A Letter by Shri Kanu Sanyal to Chief Minister of West Bengal --- 7th November, 1986
45. “Gorkhaland by February, 1987, if not there will be Violence,” syas Subash Ghising -- 9-15 November, 1986
46. A Note of Caution -- 18th December 1986
47. Report on Gorkhaland Agitation by BJP, West Bengal ---24th December, 1980
48. Aayo Gorkhalee! --- 29th December, 1986
49. Getting out of Home ---- 2nd January, 1987
50. “There should be talks with us” --- 10-13 January, 1987
51. Non-Partisan Approach --- 20th January, 1987
52. GNLF Telegram to Shri Rajiv Gandhi --- 15th January 1987
53. A Welcome Agreement --16th January 1987
54. Turn for the Worse --- 22nd January 1987
55. Signs of Hope -- 24th January, 1987
56. Need for Caution --- 26th January, 1987
57. Ghising’s Gesture -- 26th January, 1987
58. “The Truth nothing but the Truth” -- 1 February 1987
59. Statement by GNLF President, Mr. Subash Ghising --- 3rd February, 1987
60. Welcome Move -- 5th February, 1987
61. GNLF Statement on the Joint Convention --- 13th Feburary, 1987
62. PM’s Darjeeling Visit -- 16th February 1987
63. Fire on the Mountain -- 22nd February, 1987
64. Message for Ghising -- 14th April 1987
65. Centre Must Make Quick Moves --- 22nd April, 1987
66. Hills are Hotting up -- 25th April 1987
67. GNLF Looks for Allies --3rd June, 1987
68. Duress in Darjeeling -- 12 th June, 1987
69. The GNLF’s Growing Belligerence -- 15th June, 1987
70. Troubled Darjeeling --- 15th June, 1987
71. Talks with Ghising -- 23 June, 1987
71. Politics of Violence -- 23 June, 1982
72. Tackling the Gorkhaland Agitation, --- 23rd June, 1987
73. Ghising in Delhi -- 26th June, 1987
74. A Dangerous Game --- 28th June, 1987
75. “The Gorkhas Are Treated Like Animals in A Zoo”--- 28thy June, 1987
76. Ghising on Test -- 29th June, 1987
77. Search for a Solution --- 3oth June, 1987
78. Ghising Must see the Reality -- 30th June 1987
What After the Lull ? - 01 July, 1987
79. Advantage GNLF -- 25th July, 1987
80. Letter of GNLF President Shri Subash Ghising to Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India --- 22nd July, 1987
81. A Letter by trade Associations to the Home Minister Shri Buta Singh --- 17th July 1987
82. Crucial Meeting ---22nd July, 1987
83. Mr. Jyoti Basy Should Participate--- 22nd July, 1987
84. A Press Release - by GNLF President Shri Subash Ghising -- 23rd July, 1987
85. Unrest in Shillong -- 23rd July, 1987
86. The Next Phase -- 25th July, 1987
87. GNLF: A New Chapter --25th July, 1987
88. Secrecy in the Hills? 12th July, 1987
89. Towards an Accord -- 9th September, 1987
90. Formula for the Hills --11th September, 1987
91. Getting it Wrong -- 22nd September, 1987
92. Hill Council Idea -- 22nd September, 1987
93. Blue Print for Hills -- 23rd September, 1987
94. Package for Darjeeling --23 September 1987
95. Light Over the Hills -- 23rd September, 1987
96. Towards a Solution -- 25th September, 1987
97. Prospect in Darjeeling -- 29th September, 1987
98. Deal for the Hills --- 8th October, 1987
99. Ghising Seeks Constitutional Guarantee --- 16th October, 1987
100. An Imaginative Proposal --30th October, 1987
101. Unfortunate Obduracy --- 30th October, 1987
102. GNLF’ Delaying Tactics -- 16th November, 1987
103. Not Justified ---- 20th November, 1987
104. GNLF Bulletin - The Voice of the Gorkhaland -- 18th November, 1987
105. GNLF Press Statement --- 18th November, 1987
106. The Voice of Gorkhaland -- 25th November, 1987
107. Why the Name Gorkhaland ? --2 5th November, 1987
108. Hide and Seek by GNLF --30th November, 1987
109. Setback in the Hills - 5th December, 1987
110. Troubled Darjeeling ---- 18th December, 1981
111. Time to Firm -- 23rd December, 1987
112. Time for Firmness -- 29th December, 1987
113. Long Road to Peace --- 3-9 January, 1988
114. Violence in the Hills --- 4th January, 1988
115. Intrigues in the Hills
116. Press Release by GNLF President Shri Subash Ghising, 1988 --- 21st January, 1988
116. List of Official GNLF Delegation --- 23rd January, 1988
117. Statement by GNLF President Shri Subash Ghising, 1988 --- 24th January, 1988
118. Face to Face -- 28th January 1988
119. Grim Situation --22nd January, 1987
120. Need for Caution --- 31st January, 1988
121. Tantrums as a Tactic --- 30th January, 1988
122. Ghising and Delhi -- 30th January 1988
123. Red Forte Under Siege -- 8th February 1988
124. Ghising’s Tactics -- 9th February, 1988
125. Subash Ghising -- A Maverick in Search of Identity -- 10th February, 1988
126. Serious Setback -- 13th February, 1988
127. Centre must Clear the Air --- 16th February, 1988
128. GNLF’s Continuing Intransigence -- 11th March, 1988
129. In Mr. Ghising|*s Interest --1 5th March, 1988
130. Dealing with GNLF -- 15th March, 1988
131. Ghisingh Losing Ground -- 15th March, 1988
132. Darjeeling Grim Phase--- 22nd March, 1988
133. Mr. Ghisingh’ s Problem --22nd March, 1988
134. What is Ghisingh upto? --- 22nd March, 1988
135. The Path Mr. Ghisingh Takes --22nd March 1988
136. A Change for Peace -- 24th March, 1988
137. Ghisingh’s War -- 7th April, 1988
138. Talks not War -- 8th April, 1988
139. Exercise in Futility --- 22nd April, 1988
140. Don’t Act in Haste -- 22nd April, 1988
141. Deadlock in Darjeeling -- 30th April, 1988
142. Mr. Jyoti Basu’s New Move --- 30th April, 1988
143. Ghising talks at do-or-die movement --28th May, 1988
144. A settlement in sight -- 4th July, 1988
145. The Taming of the Gorkhas Braves --- July, 1988
146. “I am in a terrific mood to sign the accrued” -- 24-30 July, 1988
147. Memorandum of Settlement --23rd August, 1988
148. Ghisingh Achieves Gorkha Identity --- 22nd August, 1988
149. Triumph of the Indian Gorkhas--- 23rd August, 1988
150. Darjeeling Accord --24th August, 1988
151. “People should not be too euphoric about the Agreement” --- September, 1988
152. Editorial Comment -- September, 1988
153. The Gorkha General ---- September, 1988
154. The Years of living Dangerously ---2nd October 1988
155. “I laughed when I was called anti-national” -- 2nd October, 1988
156. If I’m in the mood, I can make stones melt ---2nd October, 1988
157. Hill Council Poll --- 14th November
158. Mr. Ghisingh’s Views ----30th, November 1988
159. Ghisingh’s Outburst ---30th November, 1988
160. Mr. Ghisingh’s Somersault --- 2nd December, 1988
161. Now , the Age of Responsibility --- 12th December, 1988
162. Voice of the Hills---17th December, 1988
163. Hill Council Poll --17th December, 1988
164. Landslide in Darjeeling ---17th December, 1988
165. Ghisingh on Trial ---17th December, 1988
166. Victory and After ---17th December, 1988
167. “I am proud to be comp-are to Hitler” --- 18th December, 1988
168. “There should not be any unnecessary by Calcutta in the Council’s Functioning” --- 18th December, 1988
169. Darjeeling : The Task Ahead ---18th March 1989
170. Mr. Ghisingh’s Demand ---21st March, 1989
171. Riding the Tiger ---23rd May, 1989
172. Behind The Snub ---26th May, 1989
173. What in the Priority -- 27th May, 1989
174. Ghisingh : “I m a Chota man” ---20th August, 1989
175. GNLF Election Manifesto ---11th November, 1989
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