Regions of Assam

The Regions of Assam are non-administrative units in the Indian state of Assam with a common historical past. Not all these regions are mutually exclusive.

The RegionsEdit

Assam Proper: This is the region that is constituted by the five colonial districts that were originally in the Ahom kingdom. The districts were: Undivided Kamrup district, Darrang, Nagaon, Lakhimpur and Sibsagar.

Goalpara region: This is the region between the Sankosh and the manas rivers on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, with a corresponding region on the south bank.

Kamrup region: This is the region between the Manas river in the west and the Barnadi river on the east on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, with a corresponding region on the south bank.

Kachar region: This region includes North Cachar Hills (Dima Hasao), Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts. Excluding Karimganj, the rest together formed the Kachar district of colonial Assam province. Kachar district was a part of the Kachari kingdom.

Barak Valley: The Barak Valley in Assam includes Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts are often called Kachar and South Assam, which, excluding Karimganj and including North Cachar (Dima Hasao) together formed the erstwhile undivided Cachar district, a part of the Kachari kingdom, that was under the command of Gobinda Chandra. Karimganj district was a part of the colonial Sylhet district of Assam.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Dutta, Birendranath (1995). A Study of the Folk Culture of the Goalpara Region of Assam. Guwahati, Assam: University Publication Department, Gauhati University.
  • Tunga, S. S. (1995). Bengali and Other Related Dialects of South Assam. Delhi: Mittal Publications. ISBN┬á9788170995883. Retrieved 19 February 2013.