A History of Assam (Google eBook)

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Thacker, Spink & Company, 1906 - Assam (India) - 383 pages
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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. 

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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.

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