Author: Shyam Ganguli
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129113849
Doon Rediscovered unfolds its realms to the reader, glorifying the historic past of Dehra Doon before and after the arrival of the East India Company. With the Gurkha invasion the entire region of Garhwal, Kumaon and Dehra Doon succumbed into a lamentable decay, till the advent of the East India Company, when Lord Hasting in 1814 declared war on Nepal. Immensely mesmerised by the idyllic beauty of the Doon, the British at one point of time thought of making it the capital of their India colony.
The British administration being growth-oriented, gave Doon a thriving economy with Dr Royle, the superintendent of the Saharanpur Botanical Gardens in 1827, recommending the experiment of tea cultivation in the Himalayas. Silk trade too flourished by all means. Mr. F.J. Shore’s administrative acumen gave Dehra Doon a network of canals and wells. Ever since independence, the Doon has undergone many a change. Yet it continues to enthrall people from far and wide with its fragrance of lime, litchi and basmati rice.
1. The old Doon Beckons
2. The Warring Lords (1814-16)
3. Reign of the Gurkhas and the Garhwal Rajas
4. Coming of the British
5. Progress of Education
6. Growth of Educational Institutions
7. Social and Cultural Progress
8. Personalities and Freedom Fighters
9. Economic and Industrial Growth
10. Doon – Down Memory Lane
Appendices I to 14