A History of Assam (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Thacker, Spink & Company, 1906 - Assam (India) - 383 pages
1 Review
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

The Book "A History of Assam" by Sir Edward Albert Gait is a treasure. However, some pages was found missing in the uploaded scanned original book (i.e. pg. 138, 139 & 300), Some parts are missing in the following pages - 348, 350, 352, 354, 356, 358, 366, 368, 372, 374, 376, 378, 380, 382. Also, the demarcation map of Assam is missing. 

Related books

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 228 - All who were suspected of being inimical to the reign of terror were seized and bound by Burmese executioners, who cut off the lobes of the poor victims' ears and choice portions of the body, such as the points of the shoulders, and actually ate the raw flesh before the living sufferers : they then inhumanly inflicted with a sword, deep but not mortal gashes on the body, that the mutilated might die slowly, and finally closed the tragedy by disembowelling the wretched victims.
Page 56 - Bhogis, who were voluntary victims. From the time when they announced that the goddess had called them, they were treated as privileged persons ; they were allowed to do whatever they liked, and every woman was at their command ; but when the annual festival came round, they were killed. Magic also held an important place in the estimation of...
Page 23 - ... their memories are retentive, and they are earnest in study. They adore and sacrifice to the Devas, and have no faith in Buddha ; hence from the time when Buddha appeared in the world even down to the present time there never as yet has been built one sahgharama as a place for the priests to assemble.
Page 60 - Here they be all Gentiles and they will kill nothing. They have hospitals for sheep, goats, dogs, cats, birds, and for all other living creatures ; when they be old and lame they keep them until they die.
Page 22 - The men are of small stature and their complexion a dark yellow. Their language differs a little from that of mid-India.
Page 245 - ... shaken on various occasions by earthquakes, it is still in a good state of preservation. Inside the enclosure (which has not yet been fully explored) are some ruins of temple, or perhaps a marketplace, the most notable feature of which is a double row of carved pillars of sandstone, averaging about 12 feet in height and 5 feet in circumference. There are also some curious V-shaped pillars which are apparently memorial stones. The nearest point at which the sandstone for these pillars could have...
Page 57 - ... a pregnant woman who has gone her full term of months." The religious ceremonies of the sect were equally abominable, and they were often associated with licentious orgies too disgusting to be even hinted at
Page 291 - The name and fame of David Scott are still green on the North-East Frontier. He was one of those remarkable men who have from time to time been the ornament of our Indian services. Had the scene of his...
Page 35 - sent 100,000 horse-men well equipped to Assam, but the whole army perished in that land of witchcraft and not a trace of it was left.
Page iv - Ahoins wore endowed with the historical faculty in a very high degree ; and their priests and leading families possessed buranjis or histories, which were periodically brought up to date. They were written on oblong strips of bark, and were very carefully preserved and handed down from father to son.

References from web pages

JSTOR: A History of Assam
A History of Assam.- Sir Edward Gait, kcsi, cie Second Edition, Revised. Calcutta and Simla: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1926. 8j x 5j, pp. xiv. + 388. ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0016-7398(192703)69:3%3C271:AHOA%3E2.0.CO;2-I

legend&history
Sir Edward A. Gait ( 1897) had made reference to the nine line inscription of Harjjar Varma in his ‘’A History of Assam.’’ The inscription is the first ...
sonitpur.nic.in/ legend& history.htm

History of Assam: Information and Much More from Answers.com
... Choudhury, pc (1966), The History of Civilisation of the People of Assam to the Twelfth Century ad, Guwahati; Gait, Edward A (1906), A History of Assam, ...
www.answers.com/ topic/ history-of-assam

Kamakhya Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gait,Edward A History of Assam, 1905, pp172-173; ^ Kamakhya Temple. Retrieved on 2006-09-12. ... Gait, Edward (1905) A History of Assam ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Kamakhya_Temple

Temples & Legends of Assam - The Author ( Page 1)
... he has also published A History of Ancient India and has collaborated with Dr. bk Barua in editing and revising Gait's A History of Assam. ...
www.hindubooks.org/ temples/ assam/ author/ author.htm

CATALOGUE OF KIKUO BOOKSHOP / ASIA (author : gl)
1040/GAIT(Edward)/A HISTORY OF ASSAM./Calcutta, Thacker,/1926/revised second ed., 22cm, xiv388p., a map, 4 plates, half calf repaired./3675yen ...
www003.upp.so-net.ne.jp/ kikuo/ ek/ ek/ ek_1116l.html

Celebrating diversity
In fact, as noted both in contemporary accounts like Tungkhungia Buranji (A History of Assam) and in more recent accounts like Edward Albert Gait's A ...
www.thehindu.com/ thehindu/ fline/ fl2010/ stories/ 20030523000907400.htm

A Selected Bibliography on Assam and the Assamese
A History of Assam. Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta, 3rd, revised edition, 1926. CUBG, CGTT, CUDG, MNUG. 200: Edward Albert Gait b1863. A History of Assam. ...
www.cs.uccs.edu/ ~kalita/ assam_bib.html

Karbis Of Assam
... The NE India Research Bulletin, Vol-V, 1974 Pp 45 to 50 by ML Bose, A History of Assam by EA Gait, Calcutta-1963, Introduction to 1st Edition and ‘Sabin ...
karbi.wordpress.com/

Chapter One - The Crescent Waxes Eastward
As chronicled by Shihabuddin, who accompanied Mir Jumla in his invasion of Assam in 1662—quoted in “A History of Assam,” by Sir Edward Gait ...
www.acdis.uiuc.edu/ Research/ OPs/ Saikia/ contents/ chap_one.html

Bibliographic information