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Arunachal: Archival Materials & Manuscripts of Various Tribes handed over to Rajiv Gandhi University

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On December 8, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein handed over archival materials and manuscripts (MS) of about 2,000 pages associated with various tribes to the nodal department (history) of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU).

Documents handed over during a meeting in Arunachal:

The documents were handed-over during a joint meeting of the Core Committee on “Unsung Heroes of Arunachal Pradesh” and the research subcommittee of RGU. The same are said to be collected from the National Archives of India (Delhi), the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (Delhi), the Indian Council of Historical Research (Delhi), the State Archives of Assam, the British Library and Museum, and various other sources by Nepha Wangsa and Chow Bilaseng Namchoom.

Mein requested every involved individual to shoulder their tasks responsibly, and asserted that several engagements of the indigenous people with the then British government are still unknown and untraced.

Mein on Aunodoi Magazine:

While citing Arunodoi, as the first Assamese magazine published in 1846, Mein said, “the Khamti-British war of 1839 and Mishmis are categorically reflected in the magazine published in 1848, while other documents depict the four Anglo-Abor wars, Wancho engagements with the British at Ninu, other engagements of the Nyishis, Singphos, Akas, etc.”

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