Darjeeling hill region lies in the northernmost part of West Bengal in India. Prior to the year 1816 the whole of the territory was know as ‘British Sikkim’ belonged to Nepal, which had won it by conquest from the Sikkimese. By a treaty signed between Nepal and the British at ‘Segoulie’ in 1816 the former ceded the 4,000 square miles of territory to the later….
The amount of rainfall plays a very important role in causing instability of slopes. A very high intensity of rainfall within a short span of time is not uncommon in Darjeeling hill areas. It is found in the old records; that this natural phenomenon has occurred about 42 times during the period from 1891 to 1975 (Chatterjee 1982).
The Nepalese are rich in folk culture. The hills and dales are the treasure house of songs and dances of the hill folk. There is not a moment in their lives, possessed as they are of a lyrical mind and heart that does not turn into singing and dancing.