Nepalis in Assam: A Historical Perspective (1816-1985)
- 1Department of History Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India
Res. J. Language and Literature Humanities, Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 22-25, March,19 (2016)
Several streams of migration had occurred towards Assam during pre and post independence period. Among them, a group of martial races of poor country Nepal migrated to Assam in search of food and employment during the colonial periods. The migration and settlement of Nepalis in Assam have played a pivotal role in the formation into the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society of the region. Most of the Nepalis were soldiers, graziers, coolies, peon and chaukidars. Apart from the deployment in army and police, a section of Nepalis took grazing as a profession. Encouragement from the part of the British number of Nepali migration was increased leaps and bound. As the population of Assam increased in a considerable amount which ultimately led to the ethnic movement and deliberate attempts to define as foreigners. The present study is a descriptive study of the Assam-Nepal relation their settlement in the region.
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