POLITY AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL ASSAM: A REVIEW ON KACHARI STATE
Assam is the easternmost outpost of Indian civilization from the remote past when the people belonging to different races and ethnic groups settled, and a composite culture was grown out of their living in close proximity for millennia. In the first part of the topic, Assam is meeting ground of divers ethnic and cultural streams as well as the principal migrants have been the Austro-Asiatic, the Dravidians, the Tibeto-Burman, the Mongoloid and Aryan. In second, the Assamese people along with the Kachari may rightly be placed under two broad groups the Tribals and the Non-Tribals. Socially and culturally the tribal people of Assam have contributed immensely towards the formation of the rich socio-cultural fabric known as ‘Assamese’. In third, the historical understanding with the process of interaction between the Aryans and the non-Aryans and between the Tribal and the non-Tribal is being carried on in Assamese society even to this day. It is also explored in forth part in the topic that some factors witnessing to develop feudal state formation. Lastly, it will give the birth to a kind of paternal bureaucracy as a measure of reconciling the internal contradictions within the ruling class along with a coercive authority and it manifested the ruling class interest vis-à-vis state. And some new findings and conclusions are to be drawn at the end.
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