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Assam (?s-s?m?), a province of British India, situated north of Burma in the valley of the Brahmaputra, acquired by the British in the Burmese War in 1824, and now under the jurisdiction of a British Chief Commissioner. Its area, still largely covered with jungle, in which roam elephants, tigers, leopards and other wild beasts, is 49,004 square miles in extent, with a population, chiefly Hindus and Mohammedans, of about five and a half million.

Assam has a heavy annual rainfall, with a climate of moderate temperature; the region, however, is subject to earthquakes. Its chief exports embrace tea, rice, rubber, silk, cotton, ivory and gold; it has also much coal; while petroleum and iron, though as yet undeveloped, are known to exist. In the higher elevations there is much timber. The soil in the valleys and along its chief river, the Brahmaputra, is very fertile, though the excessive rains inundate the land and at seasons imperil the tea-plantations and the rice crop.


See Cumming’s With the Jungle Folk and Hunter’s Statistical Account of Assam; also Bronson’s Dictionary in Assamese and English.

The New Student's Reference Work (1914)

Available Books


Image Name
Index Map of Routes
Panorama Profiles [III]
The Drift Sands in the Interior of the Sindh Sager Duab Panjab
The Jhilum or Behut in the Panjab
Garrow Warrior
Alluvial Deposits in the Brahmaputra Above Rakusni Hill Assam
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [II]
The Satlej Valley and the Environs of Rampur in the Western Himalaya
Part IV Colored Wrapper
Panorama of the Lake and the Gardens near Srinagar Kashmir Northern Aspect
Alluvial High Ground On the Western Border of the Sindh Sager Duab Panjab
List of the Last Kings of Assam
Cheingtanjing, Booteah Rajah / Gelae, Booteah Rajah
Cheegee Kuppachor Akha, brother of the Tagee Rajah / Kuppachor Akha, Tagee Rajah
The Valley of the Yarkand River Downwards from Dera Bullu in Turkistan
Title Page
Panorama Profiles [V]
The Mahanadi River in the Rainy Season Central Bengal
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [I]
An Assamese Gentleman and A Meree Woman
Part II Colored Wrapper
Gaurisankar or Mount Everest in the Himalaya of Nepal
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [III]
Colored Wrapper Front Cover
Palm Grove and Singhalese Habitations near Galle Ceylon
Buffalo Heads in Assam
The Salt Lake Tso Mitbal in Pangkong Tibet
Panorama Profiles [I] the Himalaya of Bhutan Sikkim and Nepal
Back Cover
Buffalo Shooting in Assam
Naga Mode of Disposing of the Dead on a Bier or Platform
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [I]
A Booteah Servant
The Chain of the Kuenluen from Sumgal in Turkistan
The Jhils of Bengal at High Water
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [IV]
Panorama Profiles [II]
The Kunda Range in the Nilgiris Southern India
Facsimile of a Bhutia Map
The Salt Lake Tso Gam in Eastern Ladak Tibet
(1-2) Leaf Insect of Assam (male & female) (3) Saiknah Caterpillar (butterfly)
Panorama of the Lake and the Gardens near Srinagar Kashmir Southern Aspect
Panorama Profiles [IV]
Title Page
Panorama Profiles [VI]
Part III Colored Wrapper
Leh the Capital of Ladak in Western Tibet
Central Assam and the Brahmaputra Jungles from Ogri Hill near Tezpur
The Flats of the Hiron Valley from the Barer Plateau near Kattingi Central India
Fort and Lines of Udelguri in the Province of Darrang Assam
The Buddhist Monastery Himis near Leh in Ladak
Angamee Naga Warrior
(1) Vampire of Fox Bat (2) Tiger Beetle of Assam (3) Hercules Beetle of Assam
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [II]
Magnetic Survey of India and High Asia [III]
Cane Suspension Bridge Over the Temshang River in the Khassia Hills
The Summit of Kanchinjinga in the Himalaya of Sikkim
The Peaks and Glaciers of the Sasser Pass in Nuba Tibet [II]
The Ganges near Patna Western Bengal
Illustrations of the Meterology of India and High Asia [I]
The Chorkonda Glacier in Balti Tibet
Routes in High Asia
(1) Mangoe Fly (2) Queen (or Arrindy) Silkworm of Assam (3) Long Horned Beetle
The Salt Lake Tsomognalari in Pangkong Western Tibet
The Salt Lake Tsomoriri in Rupchu Western Tibet
Panorama Profiles [VII]
Statistics of Assam
The Summit of Parisnath in Bahar
Village of Mangeldai in Assam
Interior of the Buddhistic Temple of the Monastery Mangnang in Gnari Khorsum
The Salt Lake Kiuk Kiol in the Karakash Valley Turkistan
Omanund Island opposite Gowahatty
he Bias Between Amritsar and Jalander Panjab
A Dufflah / A Dufflah Chief's Widow / A Dufflah Chief


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