Index
abuss (Asomiya Bhasa Unnati
Sadhini Sabha), 161, 169, 172,
218
Adibasi (original dweller), xiv, 87,
235, 273. See also Baganiya
Agarwala, Chandrakumar, 91, 154
Agarwala, Haribilas, 90–91, 160,
161, 171
Agarwala, Jyotiprasad, 91, 161, 225,
230–32
Agarwala, Navrangram, 89–90, 230
Ahom Association, 219–21
Ahom kingdom, 27, 69, 119, 127;
Bengal trade with, 53–57; capital
of, 134; genealogies of, 60, 225;
Moamoria revolt in, 130;
Mughal Empire and, 2, 3, 53–55,
119; Muslims in, 99; revivalist
attempts of, 217–26; spiritual
leaders of, 128–30
Ahom Sabha (organization), 219–
20
Alam, Muza√ar, 179
Albert College (Calcutta), 153
Alcohol, 64, 160, 161, 199, 210;
campaigns against, 10–11, 148,
212; élites’ view of, 68, 155, 164;
Nepali traders of, 94, 95
Ali, Munshi Rahmat, 159
Ali, Zalkad (Safi Saheb), 100
All Assam Kaibarta Association,
215
All Assam Kaibarta Women’s Asso-
ciation, 217
All Assam Muslim Students Asso-
ciation, 170
Allen, B. C., 94, 144, 210
All India Trade Union Congress,
235
Ambari temple complex, 51–52
Andaman islands, 133
Anderson, Benedict, 1, 153–54
Anglo-Burmese wars, 3, 27, 29, 32;
East India Company and, 120;
Gurkhas in, 93
Anglo-Nepal War (1814–16), 93
Anglo-Oriental Society for the Sup-
pression of the Opium Trade, 158
Anthropological Survey of India,
67
Aristocracy. See Élites
Arnold, David, 13
Aryanism, 164, 196–200, 205–10,
213. See also Indo-Aryans
asl (Assamese Students’ Literary
Club), 154, 158–59, 169
Asom Bilasini (periodical), 145, 170
Asomiya (newspaper), 91, 162, 168,
170, 229
Asomiya Bhasa Unnati Sadhini
Sabha (abuss), 161, 169, 172,
218
Asomiya language, 8, 86, 90, 200–
201, 204, 218; Bengali and, 182–
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