“I have been hearing the euphoria of the Gorkhaland movement since my childhood days but never experienced the reality of the movement. My blood boils when my ancestor narrates me the story of humiliation and suppression that Nepalis has been living under the regime of Bengal government. I become rebellious and agitated when I heard of 1986 movement’s (chyasi ko andolan) story where thousands of Gorkhalis have sacrificed their lives for the sake of their motherland. But I feel embarrassed again when I think of the leaders and their petty political interest because of which we failed always” said one of my friends, Dewan when he was drunk.
Author: Sangay Tamang
PhD candidate at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. His Research interest primarily focused on the history, politics and social activism in the Eastern Himalayas and Himalayan Studies in general. He contributed articles, book reviews in peer-reviewed journal and an opinion column in forums like Sikkim Express, Darjeeling Times etc.