Assam History, Art and Culture By Shekhar Bhattacharjee
Assam is a northeastern state in India with a rich history, vibrant art, and unique culture. It has been inhabited since ancient times and has seen the rise and fall of various kingdoms and empires. Here’s a brief overview of Assam’s history, art, and culture.
Assam’s history can be traced back to the ancient times when it was known as Pragjyotishpura, the land of the rising sun. The region was ruled by various dynasties such as the Varman dynasty, the Pala dynasty, the Koch dynasty, and the Ahom dynasty. The Ahom dynasty ruled Assam for over 600 years and left a significant impact on the region’s culture and society.
Assam was annexed by the British East India Company in the 19th century and became a part of British India. After India gained independence in 1947, Assam became a state of the Indian Union.
Assam has a rich tradition of art and crafts. The state is known for its unique weaving techniques, which produce fabrics like Muga silk, Eri silk, and Paat silk. The traditional Assamese dress for women is the Mekhela chadar, which is made of silk and woven in intricate designs.
Assam is also known for its traditional music and dance forms. Bihu is the most popular dance form in Assam, and it is performed during the Bihu festival, which is celebrated three times a year. Other popular dance forms include Jhumur, Bagurumba, and Ojapali.
Assam’s culture is a blend of various ethnic groups, including the Assamese, Bodo, Mising, Karbi, and others. The Assamese language is the official language of the state and is spoken by a majority of the population.
Assamese cuisine is known for its use of bamboo shoots, fish, and meat. Some popular Assamese dishes include masor tenga (sour fish curry), aloo pitika (mashed potatoes), and pitha (rice cakes).
Assam is also home to several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, including Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. These parks are home to a variety of animals, including the one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, tigers, and various species of birds.
In conclusion, Assam’s rich history, vibrant art, and unique culture make it a fascinating place to explore. From its ancient temples and monuments to its traditional music and dance forms, Assam offers a glimpse into the rich diversity of India’s cultural heritage.
Assam History, Art and Culture By Shekhar Bhattacharjee [English]
Shekhar Bhattacharjee’s Assam History, Art, and Culture is a beautiful book that covers Assam’s ancient to modern history, as well as the state’s art, culture, and literature. To make Assam history easier to comprehend, this book provides thorough and accurate descriptions of each topic, as well as practice MCQs.
The book Assam History, Art, and Culture is a must-have for all APSC and other state-level competition exam candidates. This book is also helpful for people who want to learn more about Assam’s rich history and culture and want to improve their general knowledge.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- Ancient Assam
- Medieval history of Assam
- The modern history of Assam
- Art and Culture of Assam
- Assamese Literature
- Topics Described and MCQs available