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Assam

  1. 1. NIJIL C V
  2. 2. This land was known as “KAMARUPA” In the early days it was also known later as “PRAGJYOTISHPUR” The “AHOMS” from Myanmar ruled the state in the 13th century They built Shiv-Dol, Rang-Ghar, Kareng- Ghar etc.
  3. 3. They gave titles to their generals based on the number of soldiers they controlled Leader of 100 was called “Saikia” and leader of 1000 was called “Hazarika” These titles exist even today
  4. 4. Capital – Dispur Largest City – Guwahati Districts - 27 Governer – JB Patnaik Chief Minister – Tarun Gogoi (INC) Total Area- 78,550km* (30,330mi) Area Rank-16th Population-31,169,272 Rank-14th
  5. 5. Governor Chief Minister
  6. 6. Lot of respect to the guests To pay their respects to a person they present a “Gamosa” to him It is a hand made cotton towelet which is embroidered on both ends and worn around the neck
  7. 7. They welcome their guests with “Tamul” and “Paan” “Sarai” which is pronounced as “Harai” is another gift to honour a person
  8. 8. MIRIS KARBIS KALITAS MISINGS AHOMS FAKIALS AHOMS BODOS SINGPHOS CHUTIAS CONSIST OF MANY TRIBES
  9. 9. Local language – Assamese Origin – Sanskrit Festivals are linked to agriculture These are called “BIHU” and are celebrated at different cultural operations in January and April with music dance and merry making
  10. 10. Its people Wild life Rain… And a cup of Tea
  11. 11. Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site and famous for one horned Rhino They are so used to tourists gaping at them that sometimes they just stare back at you At times they have even rammed into tourist vehicles
  12. 12. Leopards, Bisons, Deers, Wild Elephants, The Hollock Gibbon and birds are also found in Assam Pelicans and the great Indian adjutant stork are beautiful birds and found in Assam Elephant herds of more than 100 are a common sight
  13. 13. An Elephant festival is held each year at Kaziranga in the month of February More than 300 Elephants are gathered at one place They have races and football Elephant catcher and trainer is known as Phandi.
  14. 14. The Rain Forests of Assam are unique and splendrous. Bamboo and Cane are gifts of these forests.
  15. 15. Almost wet through out the year Annual rainfall of over 300 cm is quite common Some areas do suffer from droughts. These are called the rain shadow areas
  16. 16. 1) Maniram Dewan Born in 17 April 1806 First people to establish tea garden in Assam Played an actual role in the freedom movement of Assam
  17. 17. 2) Syed Abdul Malik Born in 15 January 1919 He is a writer in Assamese literature His first novel is “La Sa Gu”
  18. 18. 3) Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Born in 8 September 1926 Indian singer, Composer, Lyricist, Music director and film maker Phd in mass communication from Columbia Universiity
  19. 19. Largest TEA producing state of India. Assam’s TEA is world famous for its strength and flavour. There are more than 300 Lush Green Tea estates in Assam. Workers form an Ethnic group called TEA TRIBES.

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