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By Sarah Besky

Nestled within the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with a few of the best and costliest tea on this planet. it's also domestic to a violent move for neighborhood autonomy that, just like the tea undefined, dates again to the times of colonial rule.

In this nuanced ethnography, Sarah Besky narrates the lives of tea employees in Darjeeling. She explores how notions of equity, price, and justice shifted with the increase of fair-trade practices and postcolonial separatist politics within the region.  this can be the 1st publication to discover how fair-trade operates within the context of large-scale plantations. 

Readers in various disciplines—anthropology, sociology, geography, environmental reports, and meals studies—will achieve a serious standpoint on how plantation lifestyles is altering as Darjeeling struggles to reinvent its signature commodity for twenty-first-century shoppers. The Darjeeling Distinction demanding situations fair-trade coverage and perform, exposing how alternate projects usually fail to think about the bigger environmental, historic, and sociopolitical forces that form the lives of the folks they meant to support.

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