Assam Guide

Who’s Who

Aajan Fakir : Creator and promoter of Assamese Zikir (song of praise). Supposedly, he came to Assam from Ajmir in the seventh-eighth century. He promoted Islam reli-gion with the help of the disciples in Saraguri Chapari of Sivasagar. He is creator of about 160 Zikir. His real name was Shah Milan. He was named Aajan …

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Assam in Records

• Dhodar Ali is a famous road built during the Ahom kingdom. This road was built by King Gadadhar Singha (1681-1696) in 1687. This road is connecting from south-eastern Kamargaon of Golaghat through Golaghat town and touching Kamarbandha and Titabar-Mariani and joining Joypur near Namrup. This road is about 185 km (115 miles) long. The …

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The Revolution and Evolution of Newspapers in Assam

The history of Assamese newspaper is one hundred and fifty years long which carries a rich legacy of revolutionary times and events throughout the process of its development. Several newspapers and magazines are related with many revolutionary phases of Assamese society and literature. The history of development of Assamese literature is also dependant on newspapers …

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History

  Assam’s history goes back to ancient times. The base of this history can be found in Tantric literature, Buddhist literature, Assamese folklore and Vedic literature. However, first mention of the state of Assam is found in the epics and religious legends. The Aryans belonging to the priestly and warrior classes found their way into Assam …

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Administration

• Legislature The Legislature of Assam is unicameral, consisting of the Assam Legislative Assembly (Asom Bidhan Sabha). The House is composed of 126 members all of.whom are elected directly on the basis of adult franchise and has a normal term of five years. In order to ensure proper representation of minorities — scheduled castes and …

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The State

 Assam, the North-Eastern sentinel of the frontiers of India, is a State richly endowed with places of tourist attraction. Assam is described as the second largest after Arunachal Pradesh, of the ‘Seven Sisters’ comprising the North-Eastern States of the country. Situated in the Himalayan foothills, Assam is known as the land of red river and …

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