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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 25.5667°N 91.8833°E
Altitude: 1,525 m (5,003 ft)
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Place Name: Shillong
State/Province: Meghalaya
Country: India
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Shillong was the headquarters of Khasi and Jaintia Hills District in Assam Province during the British period. It had a Pasteur Institute and was wrecked by an earthquake in 1897.[1] A Hill station due to its situation and climate, Shillong was summer capital of the Government of Eastern Bengal and Assam. It was also called "The Scotland of the East," due to its similarity to the Scottish highlands.


  • All Saints Church (Church of England) [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church [1]
  • Welsh Presbyterian Church [1]


The main school for boys was St. Edmunds, run by Irish Brothers. There was also Don Bosco's - both in Laitmukhra - a sort of suburb of Shillong. Both boys' schools were Roman Catholic. The girls' school was Pinemount. [2]

There were schools (and hospitals) operated by the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in Shillong and the Khasi Hills. [3]. This church subsequently became known as the Presbyterian Church of Wales.

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Historical books online


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Murray's Handbook India, Burma and Ceylon 1933
  2. Sinclair, James. Schools in Assam Rootsweb India-British-Raj Mailing List 10 June 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. Railton, David. Schools in Assam (scroll down) Rootsweb India-British-Raj Mailing List 10 June 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2020.