India Dreams

ImageI came across a wonderful French comic book called ‘India Dreams’ and this particular part of the series is called ‘Il n’y a rien à Darjeeling’ or translated into ‘There is nothing in Darjeeling’.

I found the artwork in this comic book absolutely fascinating, especially since the artists Maryse and J.F. Charles have done a wonderful job in depicting some of the iconic features of Darjeeling such as the tea gardens, the toy train and some of the colonial buildings. This comic series was published in 2005.

Here are some of the sketches I have tried to get good photographs of so that Darjeeling folk (like me) can enjoy! 🙂

Below are photos of the Toy Train, and the very iconic route that it takes around a hill. I have also added some photos of my trip to Darjeeling this year.


Here are some iconic buildings featured in the comic book :

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage Here are some more photos of around Darjeeling :



11 thoughts on “India Dreams

  1. very very dear post absolutely beautiful
    thank you dear

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  2. Hi…I have especially enjoyed your posts on India. As my great good fortune, I will be traveling to India this October, to take part in an art and cultural exchange in Raghurajpur, Orissa, for five weeks. Not only am I looking forward to learning from this village of artisans, but continuing my own embroidery and painting. And I am also a dedicated tea drinker…..

    • Oh, that is amazing.. to have the opportunity to go see a big art exchange in Orissa, I am sure you will be so much enriched by what India has to offer by way of embroidery and textiles, there is such a huge variety amongst all the various states! If you can fit in, you could make a trip to West Bengal (not too far from Orissa) because by way of textiles, the Bengal region is rich in it, and there will be plenty of Darjeeling tea available! 🙂

    • That shot of the monkey was taken by my husband. And he had to go very alarmingly near to the monkey to have that shot. Thankfully the monkey was brooding deeply (indeed wondering perhaps what good is this short life) over something and gave no thought to him! 🙂

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