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  • Aborted Girls, Wanted Brides: Article Analysis

    2014. Kumar, S. (2003). Ratio of girls to boys in india continues to decline. Student BMJ, 11, 442. Retrieved from <> The wealth we are losing by killing the girls. (2011, May 26). Tehelka, Retrieved from <> Human trafficking in Assam. (2014, Apr 28). The Assam Tribune Retrieved from <> Human trafficking caters to demand for brides. (2014, Sep 04). Mint Retrieved from <> Annotated Bibliography Human trafficking in Assam. (2014, Apr 28). The Assam Tribune Retrieved from <> Due to a growth in technology, traffickers target victims through the internet for their criminal activities and expanding their criminal network. This opens up to a bigger audience as it effectively and efficiently reaches to greater areas. They use the internet to advertise for employment, chat room, dating agencies, social networking, and spam emails. Assam is prominent in their human trafficking activity because of the job opportunities that lures parents to send their children to work in the city. However, the children become trapped by the traffickers and sent to surrounding states to work as laborers, prostitution, and more. This article introduces the modern…

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  • Interpreter Of Maladies Summary

    “Interpreter of Maladies”, by Jhumpa Lahiri, is a collection of short stories all involving individuals with some type of a connection to India. Through these short stories, the reader learns a tremendous amount about India’s cultural aspects and how these aspects define India as a country. By utilizing Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions framework, one can better understand what exactly creates India’s culture and how it is different from other countries. Hofstede separates these dimensions…

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  • Holi: Significance Of Colors In Indian Culture

    What is the festival of Holi and how does it represent the significance of colors in India? The Hindu festival, observed primarily in India, is an annual celebration commemorating the beginning of spring. The two-day celebration constitutes of a bonfire the evening of the first day and dinner parties and dancing on the second day. However, the most momentous event of this celebratory occasion is the color festival. The color festival transpires on the second day, preceding the dancing and dinner…

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  • Tea Auction Essay

    is grown in an area of 5.10 Lakh hectare. Since the first auction of Assam Tea made from indigenous plants held in London in 1839, tea plantation in India has been contributing immensely towards the socio economic development of the people of the tea growing regions of the country. Tea industry contributes substantially towards the national and state economy by way of enriching the foreign exchange reservoir and State exchequer besides employment. Today the major tea growing states are Assam,…

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  • Bodo Language Essay

    1.1: INTRODUCTION Bodo is one of the famous languages of North-East India. It is the major language of the Bodo group of the Indo-Mongoloid family which fall within the Assam-Burmese section and is spoken by Bodo people of North-Eastern India. The Bodo language is amongst the official languages of the Indian state of Assam and it is one of the 22 languages which has been recognized by eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. 1.2:LINGUISTIC CLASSIFICATION The Bodo language belonging to the…

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  • Descriptions Of The Mahabharat The Battle Of Kamarupa

    The topography of Kamarupa provided ideal opportunities for construction of forts. The location of the cities i.e. Pragjyotisa*, Hatappeswara* and Durjjaya* proves that the Kamarupa kings laid great emphasis on the defence of the capitals. The Mahabharata also speaks about the strong fortress of Pragjyotisa. (p.73, A Cultural History of Assam, B.K.Barua) The Bargaon Copper Plate Grant of Ratnapala (1035 CE) mentions that the city of Durjjaya had been surrounded by a rampart which was like a…

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  • Natiun Kamalabari Sattra Case Study

    Natun Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli : A study of its Socio-Cultural life Nayanika Das, Dilip K. Medhi, Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Assam, Email:, Phone: 8134066846 Former Professor, Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Assam Abstract: Sattra is universally a religious institution which signifies the Neo-Vaishnavite monasteries in Assam. These are the institutions which were sophisticatedly established by…

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  • Mizo Secessionist Movement Essay

    This further infuriated the Mizo people. They felt that the Assam government did not respect ther culture, language or identity nor did they care to protect their distinctive character within the state. The Mizo people also felt that ever since independence, the Indian state was obsessed with homogenizing its people and equating the degree of ‘Aryanization’ with Indianization; majority of the Mizo populace was Christian in their beliefs. Basically, the Mizos never felt Indian to begin with and…

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  • The English Invasion Of Burma In The 17th Century

    invasion from 1765 to 1769, and annexed parts of Manipur, Assam, Chittagong, Laos, and Siam, and had ravaged Ayuthia, Siam's capital. As such, the authorities of court of Ava In the early 1800s took great pride in their success on the battlefield and viewed themselves as a powerful, and perhaps even invincible, nation, and was actively expanding its territory. Around the same time, the English East India Company had dominated India, and with the country as a foothold, the English were…

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  • Partition Of Bengal Essay

    Partition of Bengal The decision to affect the partition of Bengal was announced in July 1905, by the viceroy of India lord was not until February, 1905, that the government sent their final proposal to the secretary of state. They were sanctioned by Mr.Broorick, with certain modifications on June 9th, 1905 and on October 16th 1905; Bengal was divided into two provinces 1. East Bengal , and Assam with Dhaka as its capital 2. Western Bengal with Calcutta as its capital The new…

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