North-east India in the Ninewteenth century

  • Lalit Kumar Barua Indian Institute of advance study


The concept of India's north-east as a single regional entity is of recent origin. Historically, it has been recognised more as a unity in terms of its geology or geography. As an administrative formation in the preindependence era, it largely meant the states of Assam, Manipur and Tripura; most hill tracts then were part of Assam. Today, this region, east of Bangladesh includes seven states: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. It covers an area 98000 sq. miles, and population around 26 million.

How to Cite
BARUA, Lalit Kumar. North-east India in the Ninewteenth century. Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 89-106, aug. 2018. ISSN 0972-1401. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 apr. 2019.