Maharani Girls' High School, Darjeeling

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Maharani Girls High School
West Bengal
Established 1908
Founder Maharani Suniti Devi & Maharani Sucharu Devi
School district Darjeeling
Category Higher Secondary
Campus Urban
Affiliations WBBSE & WBCHSE

Maharani Girls High School is a Higher Secondary school for girls located at Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The school was founded in 1908 through the efforts of Hemlata Sarkar, daughter of Sivanath Sastri,[1] who was a Brahmo reformist. Hemlata was aided by Maharani Suniti Devi of Koch Bihar and her sister, the Maharani Sucharu Devi of Mayurbhanj, both daughters of another Brahmo reformist Keshub Chandra Sen. The maharanis funded the school and it was therefore was named Maharani Girls School.[2] It was upgraded to a High School in 1911.[3]

The school is affiliated with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education[4] and teaching is in Bengali, Nepali and English; Sanskrit is also taught as a subject.[5]


Lila Majumdar, the renowned writer of children's fiction in bangla literature taught here for a year 1931- '32.