The History of Arunachal Pradesh
History of Arunachal Pradesh goes back to hundreds of years into mists of
tradition and myth. The history, which is recorded can be traced only when
Ahom kings began to rule Assam in the 16th century AD. The British took
possession of Assam in year 1838. After independence, it was part of the
North East Frontier Agency and later a Union Territory. On 20th February,
1987 Arunachal Pradesh was mad a full fledged state.
The History of Assam
Assam's history goes back to the ancient times. The base of this history
can be found in Vedic literature, Tantric literature, Assamese folklore and
Buddhist literature. Known as 'Kamarupa' or 'Pragjyotish' in the period of
the Epics, Assam is inhabited by human civilisation since about 2000 BC.
Assam joined the rest of the country in the Civil Disobedience movement of
1930 launched by Gandhiji. In 1935 self goverance in Assam was introduced.
In the post Independence period of India, Assam witnessed several separation
History of Tripura
Not much is known about Tripura's early history. It first finds reference
in the Ashokan pillars of the 3rd century BC. In the 1300s AD, Tripura came
under the control of the Manikya dynasty, a family of Indo-Mongolian origin.
In the early part of 17th century AD, Tripura came under the administration
of the Mughals. Monarchy in Tripura ended on 9th September 1947. One of the
greatest of the Manikya rulers was Bir Chandra Manikya Bahadur of the 19th
century AD. Tripura officially became part of India on Oct. 15, 1949, and a
Union Territory on 1st November 1956. It became a constituent state of the
Indian Union on Jan. 21, 1972.
History of Manipur
Although ancient signs have been found in the region, the earliest recorded
history goes back only to AD 900. The beginning of Manipur's more recent
history dates from 1762, when the Raja Jai Singh concluded a treaty with the
British to repel an invasion from Myanmar. Manipur became a part of India in
1949. After Indian independence Manipur became a Union Territory and
subsequently achieved statehood in January 21,1972.
The History of
Meghalaya is the home of the Tribals especially the Khasis, Jaintias,
Mikirs and Cacharis, who are said to have inhabited this region before the
start of the Christian era. The British occupied the Garo Hills in 1872. The
British influence in Meghalaya extended to the improvement of the landscape,
development of roads. The state of Meghalaya in the Indian union was
declared a full-fledged state on January 21, 1972. The works for progress
and development of this region is still continuing after independence and
formation of Meghalaya into a state.
History of Mizoram
The Mizo history in the 18th and 19th century AD is marked by many events
of tribal raids and vindictive expeditions of security. The recorded history
of the Mizo people begins only in the late 19th century, when they came into
contact with the British who were occupying the neighbouring region of
Assam. The formation of Mizoram State took place on 20th February, 1987.
History of Nagaland
The ancient history of Nagaland is very obscure. Little is known about what
is now Nagaland, including the origin of several large sandstone pillars at
Dimapur. British rule was established over the area by the 1890s. The Indian
government established a single Naga administrative unit under Indian rule
in the year 1957. In 1960, in the face of civil unrest, the Indian
government agreed to make Nagaland a self-governing state within India. The
state was officially inaugurated in 1963.
The History of Sikkim
The modern history of Sikkim begins with 1642 AD, which saw the
consecration of the then King -Phuntsog Namgyal as the Chogyal (Temporal and
Religious King). After 1947, political parties began to be formed in Sikkim
for the first time. India prepared a constitution for Sikkim that was
approved by its national assembly in 1974. In a 1975 special referendum,
more than 97 percent of the electorate voted for the merger of Sikkim with
India. Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union on May 15, 1975.