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Assam (English: /əˈsæm/, /-sɑːm/ About this sound listen ) is a state in Northeast India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India. Read more...

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Chaolung Sukaphaa (reign 1228–1268), the first Ahom king in medieval Assam, was the founder of the Ahom kingdom.

The Ahom Kingdom (1228–1826) was a kingdom in the Brahmaputra valley in Assam, India that maintained its sovereignty for nearly 600 years and successfully resisted Mughal expansion in North-East India. Established by Sukaphaa, a Tai prince from Mong Mao, it began as a Mong in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra river based on wet rice cultivation. It expanded suddenly under Suhungmung in the 16th century and became multi-ethnic in character, casting a profound affect on the political and social life in the entire Brahmaputra valley. The kingdom became weaker with the rise of the Moamoria rebellion, and subsequently fell to a succession of Burmese invasions. With the defeat of the Burmese after the First Anglo-Burmese War and the Treaty of Yandabo in 1826, control of the kingdom passed into British (East India Company) hands. (more...)

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Assamese Thali

Typically, an Assamese plate would contain bhaat (rice) with dal (lentils), masor jool (fish curry), with mangso (meat curry) or xaak and bhaji (herbs and vegetables). (more....)

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8.... that there are 23 notified Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Assam?
9.... that the state song O Mur Apunar Dex was written by Lakshminath Bezbaruah and attuned by Kamala Prasad Agarwala. It was first published in 1909 in an Assamese magazine named Bahi ("flute")?
10.. that the Ledo Road or Stilwell Road was built during World War II so that the Western Allies could supply the Chinese as an alternative to the Burma Road which had been cut by the Japanese in 1942?
11.. that the Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was created in 1905 to save the rhinoceros after visited the Kaziranga area Baroness Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, wife of Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India in 1904?
12.. that the Paik system was a type of corvee labour system on which the Ahom kingdom of medieval Assam was based?
13.. that Ajan Fakir was a Sufi Syed, poet, Muslim preacher and saint who came from Baghdad to settle in the Sibsagar area of Assam in the north-eastern part of India. His actual name was Hazarat Shah Syed Mainuddin?
14.. that Buranji (history of Assam) means "a store that teaches the ignorant" (in the Ahom language: bu ignorant person; ran teach; ji store)?
15.. that during Saraighat war Assamese general Lachit Borphukan beheaded his own uncle, when he neglected in his work?


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History: History of AssamBritish RajIndian independence movement1950 Assam earthquakeMore

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