[Assam] Tracing the origin
cmahanta at charter.net
Fri Sep 22 10:07:40 EDT 2006
Thanks for sharing Saikia's response Mohan.
Will you please forward Mr. Saleh's piece to Saikia I posted the
other day and ask what she thinks of the information there? It will
be interesting to get a historian's perspective on Saleh Saheb's
research. I presume Wahid Saleh is an amateur history buff, unlike
Saikia who is a pro.
At 8:37 AM -0400 9/22/06, Mohan R. Palleti wrote:
>I tried my little bit to find the answer to this question that a lot of us
>have been asking.....Here is a portion of the transcript I received from
>Assam is a British term. It came from the Assam Tea Company that was
>established in the second half of the 19th c. Before the British
>called it Assam, we have different variations of the name appear in
>medieval Mughal documents of the 17th c. There it is called Acham/Aham,
>etc. You may want to read my book 'Fragmented Memories: Struggling to
>be Tai-Ahom ...(Duke Press, 2004) on this issue.
> Yasmin Saikia.
>Mohan R. Palleti
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