Recommended Books and readings related to Sikkim, Darjeeling and Duars
|Sikkim and Bhutan, 1909||J. Claude White|
|Sikkim and Bhutan, 1970||V.H Coelho|
| Himalayan Journal, 1855|
Only for aficionados. The first Westerner to travel this corner of the Himalayas was a British botanist. His journals are also available online.
|Joseph Dalton Hooker (Author)|
|Gazetter of Sikkim, 1894||H.H. Risley|
|Enchanted Frontiers, 1971||Nari Rustomji|
|India and Tibet, 1910||Col. Younghusband|
|Sikkim the Mountain Kingdom, 1972||C. Y. Salisbury|
|Sikkim, 1873||J. C. Gawler|
|An Expedition to Lhasa 1906||Col. Younghusband|
|Report of a Mission to Sikkim 1885||Colman Macaulay|
|The Kangchenjunga Adventure|
A hero of early mountaineering describes one of the early expeditions. They attempted Kangchenjunga itself, when defeated climbed lesser peaks. Covers both Nepal and Sikkimese area.
|F. S Smythe|
| Among the Himalayas 1899|
Interesting description by Waddell, one of the first western travelers in Sikkim.
|L. Austin Waddell|
|Lands of the Thunderbolt 1923||Ronald Shay|
|Report on the State of Bhutan 1865||Ashley Eden|
|The Jewel in the lotus 1957||B.J. Gould|
|Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet 1902||S.C Das|
|Sikkim saga 1983||B. S. Das|
|Sikkim: A short Political History 1974||L. B. Basnet|
|Report of a visit to Sikkim and Tibetan Frontier 1874||J. W. Edgar|
|Sikkim Coronation 1965||Coronation Souvenir Book Committee|
|Politics of Sikkim 1975||A. C. Sinha|
|Sikkim- A Statistical Profile Bureau of Economics & Statistics.|
|State Government and Politics: Sikkim||N. Sengupta|
|An introduction to the History and Religion of Tibet 1991||N. C. Shah|
|Sikkim 1989||R. Bedi|
|Sikkim- Himalayan Rhodendrons||Udai Pradhan, S. T.Lachungpa|
|Birds of Sikkim||Salim Ali|
|The Butterflies of the Sikkim Himalayas||Meena Haribal|
|Medicinal Plants of Sikkim||L. Rai & E. Sharma|
|Perennial Dreams||Pawan Chamling|
|Kanchenjunga The Mountain God||Col. Narindra Kumar|
|In the Shadows of the Himalayas |
Tibet – Bhutan – Nepal – Sikkim Historic photographic Record of John Claude White 1883-1908, the British “consular” in Sikkim.
|Kurt Meyer (Author)|
Pamela Deuel Meyer (Collaborator)
| Round Kangchenjunga|
A great description of the first trek around the Kangchenjunga massif, starting in Darjeeling then going to North Sikkim and into Nepal (Pangpema), from there over Kang La back to Sikkim, up the Goecha La and then to Yuksom
|Douglas W Freshfield|
|Trekking in Sikkim and Darjeeling |
Bericht über eine 4-wöchige Reise in den Nordosten Indiens (Taschenbuch)
Interesting booklet about a 4 week trek in the area.
|Sacred Summit||Pema Wangchuk and Mita Zulca|
|Thirty-seven years of big game shooting in Cooch Behar, the Duars, and Assam.|
A rough diary (1908), Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
|Nṛipendra Nārāyaṇa Bhūpa, maharajah of Cooch Behār, 1862-1911|
|‘Red with Two Blue Stripes’, |
The Story of the Indian General Service Medal by Colonel B.A.H.Parritt M.B.E. has a good write up of the Bhotan Duar war campaign, the bonus being it mentions various officers by name and their involvement. Although only 16 (A4) pages on the campaign a very useful insight into what went on.