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History of the Relations of the Government with the Hill Tribes of the North-East Frontier of Bengal

History of the Relations of the Government with the Hill Tribes of the North-East Frontier of Bengal


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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108046060

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  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1842–1902) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1862. His career began in Bengal, first as an assistant magistrate and then as a secretary to the local government. His report Memorandum on the North-East Frontier of Bengal (1869) was welcomed as a valuable guide to political relations in the area for government officials. This book, first published in 1884, is the updated and developed version of that report. It was extensively researched by Mackenzie, using government records, and was considered to be authoritative on the political relations between the Government and the hill tribes of Assam, Cachar and Chittagong. Mackenzie dedicates a chapter to each tribe and details their response to British colonisation and any negotiations that took place. Relevant notes and reports by officials who had come into contact with the tribes are also included as appendices. Mackenzie's thorough work remains an authoritative historical source today.

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108046060
    • length: 620 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Introduction
    2. Sketch of British relations with Bhutan proper
    3. The Extra-Bhutan Bhutias
    4. The Akas - Hazari-Khawas and Kapachors
    5. The Duphla tribes
    6. The Abors and Miris
    7. The Mishmis
    8. General review of policy on the sub-Himalayan border
    9. The Khampti clans of Sadiya
    10. The Singphos of Sadiya
    11. The Moamariahs of Mettuck
    Part II:
    12. The Naga tribes. A. The Patkoi Nagas
    13. The Naga tribes. B. The Seebsaugor Nagas
    14. The Naga tribes. C. The Angami Nagas
    15. North Chacar
    16. Manipur
    17. The Mikirs and Rengma Nagas
    18. The Khasi and Jaintia Hills
    19. The Garos
    Part III:
    20. Hill Tipperah
    21. The Lushai or Kookie tribes
    22. Chittagong frontier tribes
    23. Conclusion
    Government of India review.

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