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*''Tour diary of Captain A. E. G. Davy, Additional Political Officer, Balipara Frontier Tract, December 1st 1944 to March 30th 1945, in connection with exploration and political work in the Dafla Hills''.  [http://pahar.in/wpfb-file/1945-tour-diary-of-captain-a-e-g-davy-balipara-frontier-tract-dec-1-1944-to-mar-30-1945-from-microfiche-pdf/  Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital  Dataset version], pdf download - if download link does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent/1945. [http://abhilekh-patal.in/jspui/handle/123456789/1433977 Abhilekh-patal.in version].  
 
*''Tour diary of Captain A. E. G. Davy, Additional Political Officer, Balipara Frontier Tract, December 1st 1944 to March 30th 1945, in connection with exploration and political work in the Dafla Hills''.  [http://pahar.in/wpfb-file/1945-tour-diary-of-captain-a-e-g-davy-balipara-frontier-tract-dec-1-1944-to-mar-30-1945-from-microfiche-pdf/  Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital  Dataset version], pdf download - if download link does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent/1945. [http://abhilekh-patal.in/jspui/handle/123456789/1433977 Abhilekh-patal.in version].  
 
*[http://digital.soas.ac.uk/LOADI10470/00001 ''Tour diaries of the Special Officer Subansiri, 1944-45''] by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf 1947 Calcutta. SOAS University of London Digital. [http://pahar.in/wpfb-file/1946-tour-diaries-of-special-officer-subansiri-1944-46-by-von-furer-haimendorf-from-microfiche-pdf/ Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital  Dataset version], catalogued 1944-46.
 
*[http://digital.soas.ac.uk/LOADI10470/00001 ''Tour diaries of the Special Officer Subansiri, 1944-45''] by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf 1947 Calcutta. SOAS University of London Digital. [http://pahar.in/wpfb-file/1946-tour-diaries-of-special-officer-subansiri-1944-46-by-von-furer-haimendorf-from-microfiche-pdf/ Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital  Dataset version], catalogued 1944-46.
*[https://archive.org/details/enchantedfrontie0000rust/page/n7 ''Enchanted Frontiers: Sikkim, Bhutan, and India's Northeastern Borderlands''] by Nari Rustomji 1971.  Archive.org  Books to Borrow/Lending Library. An Indian born c 1918, he was educated in England, and returned, appointed to the ICS, in 1942.
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*[https://archive.org/details/enchantedfrontie0000rust/page/n7 ''Enchanted Frontiers: Sikkim, Bhutan, and India's Northeastern Borderlands''] by Nari Rustomji 1971.  Archive.org  Books to Borrow/Lending Library. Also available [http://pahar.in/wpfb-file/1971-enchanted-frontiers-sikkim-bhutan-and-indias-north-eastern-borderlands-by-rustomji-s-pdf/ PAHAR - Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD)](link to a pdf download). If the download button does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent/1971. An Indian born c 1918, he was educated in England, and returned, appointed to the ICS, in 1942.
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:[http://pahar.in/wpfb-file/1983-imperilled-frontiers-indias-north-eastern-borderlands-by-rustomji-s-pdf/  ''Imperilled Frontiers–India’s North-Eastern Borderlands''] by Nari Rustomji 1983. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR - Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD). If the download button does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent/1983.
 
* Industry and Industrial Arts series of Monographs. Pdf downloads, Digital Repository of GIPE Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics [Pune].  
 
* Industry and Industrial Arts series of Monographs. Pdf downloads, Digital Repository of GIPE Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics [Pune].  
 
**[http://dspace.gipe.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10973/21540 ''Monograph on the Cotton Fabrics of Assam''] by H F Samman 1897. Also available [https://archive.org/details/CottonFabricsOfAssam Archive.org].
 
**[http://dspace.gipe.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10973/21540 ''Monograph on the Cotton Fabrics of Assam''] by H F Samman 1897. Also available [https://archive.org/details/CottonFabricsOfAssam Archive.org].

Latest revision as of 12:31, 8 February 2020

The Assam region was gradually annexed by the East India Company following the 1st Burma War and became part of the Bengal Presidency. In 1906 a new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam was formed but in 1912 Assam became a separate province under a Chief Commissioner. Assam today is a state in north eastern India noted for its Tea Plantations and lush landscape.

Bamboo Suspension Bridge, Assam

Related articles

Cemeteries

  • BACSA publication Assam and North-East India: Christian Cemeteries and Memorials by Eileen Hewson, 2005
A comprehensive list of MIs with biographical notes, district by district, including records from churches, 1783-2003. 184pp, 5 illustrations ISBN 0 907799 82 5
This book is thought to include at least some entries from List of Inscriptions on Tombs Or Monuments in Assam published in 1902 at Shillong (120 pages) available online, refer below.
BACSA have put indexes to the majority of their cemetery books online and these indexes are free to browse. If an indexed name is of interest then application can be made to BACSA for details of the relevant burial inscription - charges apply for this service.

Passport application records at the Assam State Archives

The Assam State Archives has a download available from its website, listing passport applications for the period 1920-32 and 1936-41. Dates of birth of the applicants are also included. Refer below.

Recommended reading

  • May, Andrew - Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism: The empire of clouds in north-east India published 2012.
A review of this book by David Macadam is contained in FIBIS Journal Number 30 (Autumn 2013) page 48

External links

Historical books online

There is a download available as a pdf file from Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset as 1905 Assam District Gazetteers Vols 1 To 10
The following are originally from Digital Library of India, with mirror editions on Archive.org: Cachar Vol. 1, Archive.org 1905; Sylhet Vol. 2 1905, Archive.org, later reprint edition, Sylhet Supplement Archive.org 1915; Supplement to Goalpara, Archive.org 1914; Kamrup Vol. 4, Archive.org 1905; Darrang Vol. 5, Archive.org 1905, Darrang Supplement, Archive.org 1915; Nowgong Vol. 6, Archive.org 1903; Sibsagar Vol. 7, Archive.org 1906, Sibsagar Supplement, Archive.org 1915; Lakhimpur Vol. 8, Archive.org 1905, Lakhimpur Supplement, Archive.org 1916; Naga Hills And Manipur Vol. 9, Archive.org 1905; The Khasi and Jaintia Hills, the Garo Hills and the Lushai Hills Vol.10 1906 Archive.org., Volume10 Supplement 1915. British Library EAP file (Tiff images, may require a plug-in); Vol.11, Archive.org The Sadiya and Balipara Frontier Tract ? 1928.
1883 Confidential Report (Topographical Political and Military) on the North-East Frontier of India by Michell. Pdf from Pahar-Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset, (if download does not display, located in Books/Indian Subcontinent). Note, it is not known if these digital files differ, or are in fact the identical publication.
Years of Change in Bengal and Assam by Sir Robert Reid 1966. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library. Sir Robert was 36 years in the ICS 1907-1942, including the years 1937-42 as Governor of Assam. He then worked in wartime Calcutta to mid 1943.
Imperilled Frontiers–India’s North-Eastern Borderlands by Nari Rustomji 1983. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR - Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD). If the download button does not display, locate under Books/Indian Subcontinent/1983.

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