[Assam] Assam for Assamese
cmahanta at charter.net
Thu Dec 29 17:22:20 EST 2005
At 4:21 PM -0600 12/29/05, Rajen Barua wrote:
> >I will let YOU decide who.
>I have decided.
>It is YOU
*** Thanks. I knew you would.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:cmahanta at charter.net>Chan Mahanta
>To: <mailto:barua25 at hotmail.com>Rajen Barua ;
><mailto:assam at assamnet.org>assam at assamnet.org
>Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 4:02 PM
>Subject: Re: [Assam] Assam for Assamese
>*** If that is what you understood from what I wrote, then we have a
>serious communication problem. Someone needs a dramatic improvement
>on ordinary English comprehension.
>I will let YOU decide who.
>At 3:51 PM -0600 12/29/05, Rajen Barua wrote:
>>> >Assamese based on ethnicity (according to your definition of Assamese)
>>*** When or where did *I* write the above?
>> >And does what I wrote mean the above?
>> > those will have to be assimilated into Assames
>>*** Will you show us WHERE and WHEN I wrote that? And if what I did
>>write is the same as what you show above?
>>"Assam IS for the Assamese -- those who BELONG to Assam. It is
>>their homeland. It includes many different ethnic groups. Ahoms,
>>Bodos, Dimasas, Misings, Karbis-- etc. etc.Assam is NOT the
>>homeland for Biharis, not for Marwaris, not for B'deshis. They can
>>be guests there. And become Assamese in time thru a process of
>>assimilation. But they cannot REMAIN itinerant Marwaris and Biharis
>>and B'deshis but claim to be Assamese at the same time. That is the
>>difference" - Chandan Mahanta (Dec 26, 2005)
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