Barak valley had a prosperous urban civilization 2,000 years ago

By | December 3, 2013

Exploring the unexplored about Barak Valley

SILCHAR, December 3: The history of Barak Valley from all accounts has been shrouded in mystery and darkness. All that one knows is the backdrop against which Silchar town has emerged as a cantonment with the annexation of Cachar by the British in 1832. The last Dimasa King Gobinda Chandra, being without any heir to the throne, entered into an agreement with the British and handed over the reign to them. It was a valley that was full of jungles and wild animals. A serious academic effort and exercise has been made by the North Eastern Centre for Advanced Studies (NECAS) based here to go deeper into the history of this valley. Intense and incisive research has led to new findings which are most amazing and exciting to know. According to the research made by Dr Apurbananda Mazumdar, it has come out that this valley had a prosperous urban civilization 2,000 years ago. This civilization was lost due to the various natural and physical factors. It was almost a forgotten past. Dr Apurbananda Mazumdar would present his well researched findings before a gathering intellectuals, academicians, scholars and teachers in the auditorium of Gurucharan College here at 5 pm on December 8. The learned discourse would be presided over by the senior most scholar and researcher, Dr Baniprasanna Misra. This was revealed by Shubhra Nag and Prashanta Ranjan Acharya of NECAS. Source: The Sentinel