TAl CULTURE

Interdisciplinary Tai Studies Series

Vol. 21

Tai Ahom in Assam

This special volume was published in collaboration between

SEACOM Berlin

and

the Purna Kanta Buragohain Institute for Tai & Southeast Asian Studies, Guwahati, Assam, India

 

                                     

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CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

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Oliver Raendchen
     Jana Igunma
    Birendra Kumar Gohain
     Jogendra Nath Phukan
     Ye Hom Buragohain

 

 

 

 

 

EDITORIAL

 

 

 

 

 

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   Oliver Raendchen

MY IMPRESSIONS AND THOUGHTS ON THE
TAI AHOM AND OTHER TAI IN NE-INDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

 

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      Yehom Buragohain

A short introduction to the BUDDHIST TAI ETHNIC GROUPS IN NE INDIA

 

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Puspa Gogoi 

 

TAI STUDIES IN ASSAM                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

 

 

 

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    Ye Lon Buragohain

Tjau luang Süa-kaa-faa.

His journey to the Brahmaputra Valley and his Permanent Capital at Che-taam-dooi (Charaideo)

 

 

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Khagendra Nath Saikia

ON THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
OF TAI AHOM LAW

 

 

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                  Nomal Gogoi

AHOM WARFARE.

Lessons drawn from the Ahom buranji

 

 

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    Ai Seng Kyo Buragohain

Lachit Barphukan
and The Battle of Saraighat

 

 

 

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I.S. Mumtaza

EXCHANGE of GIFTS —

ON THE Diplomatic Relations of
the Ahom COURT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE

 

 

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Ye Hom Buragohain

TAI AHOM — ASSAMESE DICTIONARY MANUSCRIPTS

 

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    Jogendra Nath Phukan

 

INSCRIPTIONS IN TAI AHOM LANGUAGE

 

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                 Jana Igunma

 

AN AHOM MANUSCIPT at the British Library              

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELIEF

 

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Birendra Kumar Gohain

THE PRIESTLY CLASSES OF THE TAI AHOM

 

 

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    Birendra Kumar Gohain

The Tai Ahom cosmology and traditions.

A Critical Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHEOLOGY

 

 

 

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         Paranan Konwar

An Architectural Study of the Ahom Royal Palaces of Che-Hong (Gargāon) and Che-Mun (Rangpur)

 

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          Rathin Barthakur

Maai-damthe burial sites of TAI Ahom kings

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

 

 

 

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       Damrongphon Inchan

Politics of Ethnic Identity:
A Case Study of the Tai Ahom Cultural Revival Movement in Upper Assam

 

 

 

 

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          Oliver Raendchen

 

PHOTO REPORT on Tai Ahom

 

 

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            Oliver Raendchen

 

PRESENTATION OF SELECT PUBLICATIONS
on Ahom / on Assam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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     Oliver Raendchen          

INTRODUCTION OF INSTITUTIONS AND RESEARCH INITIATIVES

 

 

 

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              Jana Igunma

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON TAI AHOM

 

 

 

 

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     Oliver Raendchen

GLOSSARY of Tai terms

in the NEW TAI Romanization system