The Barak Valley (3 Parts)
The book in three volumes is an important contribution to the economic history of Assam in general and the Barak Valley in particular. This is a timely, well-chosen and comprehensive collection of documents related to various economic issues like land, revenue, survey and settlement, excise revenue, forest revenue administration, cotton, educational expenses, tea cultivation, jute cultivation, rubber cultivation, pan cultivation, fishery settlement, potato cultivation, iron ore collection, income tax, municipal tax, communication, transport, inspection. They are put together and arranged so systematically and precisely that the scholars, researchers, and general readers will be attracted to do research on different aspects of the economic history of the Barak Valley. A note provided by the author gives a better understanding of the theme based on archival records and made available at the archives of New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Silchar.
Ranjit Kumar De (b.1949) is Reader in History, Assam University (a central University), Silchar. He took his B.A. Honours degree from the Ramkrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Kolkata, M.A. from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and Ph.D from the Tripura University. He also taught at the Tripura University as Reader. His earlier books include : The Reang Uprising, 1997, Varanasi; Administration of Princely Tripura; 1997, Varanasi; Socio-Political Movements in India, 1905-52, 1998, New Delhi; The Statistical Account of Tripura, 2000, New Delhi and twenty-five research papers and articles on North-East Indian History and Culture.
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