First Published in 2005, 110pp
The book traces the history and character of mutual trade relations between Assam and Bhutan since the centuries long Ahom rule. It reveals that after 1865, during the colonial rule, Assam's local industry and crafts suffered due to unhealthy practices of British companies to promote their foreign made goods.
It discusses the strategic importance of the several Duars - the only gateways, travel, trade, social and political relations and the socio-economic impact.
The book may be a useful for all having interest in the subject.
Smriti Das is associated with Regional Institute Journalism and Mass Communi-cation, Handi Girls College, Guwahati, Assam and was a Fellow of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies.
ASSAM-BHUTAN AND COLONIAL RULE