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Asom Sahitya Sabha – A contemporary Analysis

Asom Sahitya Sabha – A contemporary Analysis

In 1888, a group of Assamese students studying in Calcutta, then the capital of Colonial India founded the Asomiya Bhasa Unnati Sadhini Sabha to develop the Assamese language and literature. Since there were no colleges in Assam at that time, a few Assamese students who could financially afford went to Calcutta for higher studies. Lakhminath Bezbarua, […]

The Foreingners issue in Assam

The Foreingners issue in Assam

The Ahom rulers of Assam were very suspicious about any foreigner entering the country. Even trade outside Assam was not encouraged. Assam was a closely guarded country. Immigration began only after the annexation of Assam in 1826. The British considered the sparsely populated country as a land frontier and large scale immigration was encouraged by them from […]

Leaders that Assam needs today

Leaders that Assam needs today

While answering this question everyone will have separate answers and reasons to prove them right. If someone goes for change in political system, another one will go for development in separate fields and some people may say that the need of this hour is independence. But, very few people speak up with analysis. To start […]

Half a Century ago – October 20,1962

Half a Century ago – October 20,1962

By- Dilip Dutta Prologue: 20 days before at Abbey Road Studios, London, Four Liverpudlian youths recorded the song Love me do AND THE LEGEND of BEATLES was born! Happiness abound! The same day at Pinewood Studios, Britain, Sean Connery, a staunch Scottish Nationalist uttered this line, “My name is Bond….James Bond”. And a legendary film ACTOR […]

Bangladeshi migrants in Assam & Myanmar – Similarities & Differences

Bangladeshi migrants in Assam & Myanmar – Similarities & Differences

By- Dilip Dutta People from East Bengal prior to creation of Bangladesh has migrated to both Burma (Myanmar these days) and Assam. To Arakan of Burma (current day Rakhine State of Myanmar) started at least 600 years ago due to Arakan rulers having a cosy relationship with the Sultanate of Bengal. There is no doubt […]

Half A CENTURY onto the Assam State Language Bill – The Poison Chalice

By- Dilip Dutta Agreeing to the central administration directive issued in 1959 on state languages, the then inept Chief Minister of Assam Bimala Prasad Chaliha, hastily introduced the Delhi directives to make Assamese the only State Language of Assam. On 16 April the Bengali speakers of Cachar District of Assam rejected Chaliha’s plan and decided […]

The Assam Legislative Assembly

The Assam Legislative Assembly

Since 1826, the British ruled Assam as a part of Bengal under a Commissioner. With the annexation and clubbing of Cachar, Naga Hills, Khasi and Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills, the territorial area of Assam grew to 30,000 sq miles. Soon it became difficult for the British to run such a vast area. The Lt. […]

The great BETRAYAL, ANNEXATION & the UPRISINGS in Assam

The great BETRAYAL, ANNEXATION & the UPRISINGS in Assam

On the eve of the Anglo-Burmese war in Feb 1824, David Scott, the Agent to the Governor General on the North Eastern Frontier assured the Assamese of non-interference by a proclamation issued declaring that they were not led by the thirst of conquest but were forced to defend the frontier. It appeared that the British would […]

British Companies eyeing untapped potential in North East India

By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 14, 2012 The British Deputy High Commissioner to Eastern India, Sanjay Wadvani stated that the British companies were actively pursuing partnerships in the North Eastern Region of India. Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar on Sustaining Peace in North-East India: Changing Dimensions’ organized by the Centre for Development […]

Hiuen Tsang, Sukapha to the Treaty of YANDABOO

Hiuen Tsang, Sukapha to the Treaty of YANDABOO

After the death Bhaskar Varman in 650 A.D, Kamarupa came under the rule of the Salastambha dynasty till 900 A.D. Then the Pallas ruled the kingdom from 900 A.D to 1100 A.D. With the fall of Pallas, Kamarupa disintegrated to a number of principalities with the emergence of powerful landlords known as Bhuyans till the […]