This book, "Senchal Forest: Assessment of phytodiversity and soil status" is a maiden endeavour of this, or by any other author, to unveil the hidden and rich treasure of phyto- resources and soil profile of Senchal East forest zone of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. The author does not merely layout checklists of plants; he also brings forth facts on species distribution, association, soil features, soil -plant interactions and other qualities. The most attractive and realistic aspect of phytodiversity from this ecoregion has been brought to light. The presentation has been made mostly from the author's own experience and involvement in scientific work, and his findings in the concerned area which have also been recorded in books and various research papers/contributions. The readers are sure to have a realistic conception of the phyto resources, soil quality of Senchal forest-at a glance which is a unique presentation of the author. This book will be a foot print for further interdisciplinary research.