Before North East India got identified with political unrest, Assam was known for its tea. In fact Assam teas a global brand name. It took years of frantic search, botanical experiments, massive entrepreneurships, colonial machinations and above all the blood and toil of millions of labourers to create that brand name.
Making Of A Global Brand Name
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVITUDE: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TEA PLANTATIONSIN COLONIAL ASSAM by Rana Behal Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2015, 387 pp., 900
May 2015, volume 39, No 5