History & Society

Theatre on Wheels – A brief history of mobile theatre in Assam

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Author: Dr. Jayanta Kumar Sarma & Kishor Kumar Kalita, Language: English, Cetegory: Theatre & Culture ISBN: 978-8193429662, Price: 600/-

The travelling theatres industry, called mobile theatre, is a one-of-its-kind institution, without any parallel in India, and even in the world. Hundreds of people – artistes, technicians, support staff – travel from one corner of the state to the other corner (sometimes even outside the state) staging full-scale dramas on makeshift huge theatre halls, that can house hundreds, erected within days. Once the performance is over, the entourage moves to another place dismantling and carrying with them the tent and the equipment. The mobile theatres have over the years not only entertained the people in the countryside, but also generated employment for thousands transforming itself into an industry. This book looks at the phenomenon of mobile theatre from a historical perspective. Click here to buy online

SUKAPHA AND HIS TIMES

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Author: Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, Language: English , Category: History & Society, ISBN: 978-8193429655, Price: Rs.399/-

A historical biography on the adventurous Tai prince Sukapha (later King). He traversed hundreds of miles, in mountainous terrains, extending over a period of 12 or13 years, from his father’s kingdom Maulung in Yunan province on the bank of the Shewli in Upper Burma region. He entered the Brahmaputra valley, seeking better fortunes, accompanied by his supporting nobles, soldiers and others, about 1128 AD, after winning over local tribes encountered during the long arduous journey, through battles and peace initiatives. Finally, he zeroed upon Charaideo (presently in Sivasagar district), where he set up his capital and ruled as undisputed leader upto1268 A.D before he died. He established the powerful Ahom kingdom, in Soumara (Upper Assam). Sukapha and his progenies, later known as the Ahoms, ruled over undivided Asom for next 600 years. This book attempts to deal with the multi-faceted life and personality of Sukapha, with some highlights on the Ahoms. Click Here to buy online

Generalissimo Chilarai and His Times

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Author: Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, Language: English , Category: History & Society , ISBN: 978-8193429648 Price: Rs.499/-

Generalissimo Chilarai and His Times is the first ever book written in English, on the legendary 16th century hero of many a battle, Yuaraj Suladvaj, most popularly known as Chilarai (the Kite King), the legendary Koch Generalissimo, who held the position of the Commander in Chief and the Dewan (Prime Minister) of Maharaj Naranarayana, the emperor of Kamata-Kamrup (1533 – 87). He is one of greatest warrior heroes and most colourful personalities of all times. To buy the book click here

Kamateswar Biswa Singha (কামতেশ্বৰ বিশ্বসিংহ)

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Author: Arup Jyoti Das, Language: Assamese, Category: History & Society , ISBN: 978-8193429624 Price: Rs.499/-

Kamateswar Biswa Singha (কামতেশ্বৰ বিশ্বসিংহ) is the first ever research book on Biswa Singha, the founder of the 16th century Koch kingdom in South Asia. His Kingdom survived for 500 years as Koch Behar along with other small principalities founded by his descendants. The book covers his early life, his rule and contemporary political history of North East India. To buy this book online please click here.