Guwahati: Eminent historian Professor Nirode K Barooah will attend the ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday (23 October 2018). The interactive session with the author of Chatto: The Life and Times of an Anti-Imperialist in Europe’, ‘Gopinath Bardoloi, the Assam problem and Nehru's centre’, ‘India and the Official Germany, 1886-1914 (European University Studies)’, ‘Germany and the Indians’, ‘David Scott in North-East India’ etc will start by 3 pm. Born in 1937, Dr Barooah completed his doctorate degree in modern history from London University (1964) as well as from Bonn University (1977). Presently lives in Germany, the prominent Assamese scholar has done extensive historical research in diverse fields & different periods and published many books & papers.
Some of the areas of Prof Barooah’s research include the earliest British administrators in Assam and their administrative ideas, the German- Indian relations during 1886-1945, the Gopinath Bardoloi period of Assam’s history etc. Member-journalists of the press club are requested to participate in the program.
In a major relief, Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the HSLC examiniees who have taken ill in the food poisoning incident need not appear Monday's examination. Dr Sharma tweeted “We will conduct a special exam later so far as tommorow's paper is concern. These students have to appear rest of the exam as scheduled. For all other students across state, HSLC exam starts from tomorrow as scheduled and as announced earlier”.
9 Nov 2007 - 8:53am | pbaruah
Assam also observes Dewali, the festival of light across the state. Rows and rows of earthern lamps, sounds of fire crackers speak all what the celebration everywhere.
Despite some restrictions to control pollution in the time of Diwali, people in the city are out to the streets to enjoy it with fire crackers. Several organizations are organizing some functions to celebrate the festival.
People in the city of Guwahati are making long queue in the markets for Diwali shopping. Banana trees are also being sold like hot cakes from Thursday morning. But at a price that is much dearer for the common people.
Assam Governor Lt general (Retd) Ajoy Kumar Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi greet the people on the occasion of the festival of light. In their messages, they hope the festival will mark the beginning of a new era in the state.
In a bid to popularise the cultural richness of Tai Ahoms for the global reach , a website was lauched today at the Guwahati Press Club. Bijoy Bakal, Jaba Borgohain, Titu Kumar Hazarika and Buljit Buragohain formally launched the website http://taiahominternational.org. The aim of launching the site is to make available all sorts of information about the Tai Ahoms spreading across the world. After the launching of the website, all relevant information will be uploaded. Different aspects of the Tai Ahoms will be available in the website. Information on ‘Institute of Tai Study and Research’, located in Moran in Sivasagar district will also be available in the website. Significantly, ‘Institute of Tai Study and Research’ which has been publishing academic journals, teaching Tai Ahom language, preserving old manuscripts in a well organized library from its inception is the only such institute in the entire country. The website gives the chronology of the Ahoms kings in Assam, life history of the first Ahom king Sukapha and also about other Shan tribes. ‘The website become a reality after lots of discussion which took place through networking site’, said Jaba Borgohain, a BBM graduate. We shall try to upload all relevant information in the website. ‘Internet has become vast source of information and it is important for us to put the information on Tai Ahoms’, said Buljit Buragohain , a research scholar from IIT Guwahati.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty