Production Relations and Social Classes in History
Manjeet Baruah
MEDIEVAL AND EARLY COLONIAL ASSAM: SOCIETY, POLITY, ECONOMY by Amalendu Das Gupta Anwesha, Guwahati, 2015, 309 pp., 450
April 2015, volume 39, No 4

It is heartening that after a gap of a decade and a half, Amalendu Guha’s Medieval and Early Colonial Assam: Society, Polity, Economy is once again available in bookshops. The twelve chapters originally published as articles between the 1960s and 1980s, were compiled and published as a book in 1991.
The first two chapters identify and study the region in Indian history. The following four chapters broadly deal with the period from the thirteenth to early eighteenth century, the medieval period of Assam. The last six chapters deal with the colonial period, especially the nineteenth century, and the making of colonial Assam.

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