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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

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  • 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.
For details of Eileen Hewson's booki ncluding purchase, see BACSA Books - select Cemetery Record Books.
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 mainly pdf downloads, Digital Library of India, which may have mirror editions on Cachar Vol. 1, 1905; Sylhet Vol. 2 1905, Sylhet Supplement 1915; Supplement to Goalpara, 1914; Kamrup Vol. 4, 1905; Darrang Vol. 5, 1905, Darrang Supplement, 1915; Nowgong Vol. 6, 1903; Sibsagar Vol. 7, 1906, Sibsagar Supplement, 1915; Lakhimpur Vol. 8, 1905, Lakhimpur Supplement, 1916; Naga Hills And Manipur Vol. 9, 1905; The Khasi and Jaintia Hills, the Garo Hills and the Lushai Hills Vol.10 1906, Volume10 Supplement 1915. British Library EAP file (Tiff images, may require a plug-in); Vol.11, The Sadiya and Balipara Frontier Tract ? 1928.