Assam’s Dima Hasao
Pearls of big river
Assam’s Dima Hasao, portrays the author’s reverently observed contributions of the Dima Hasao’s founders and the mindset with which they administered the erstwhile North Cachar Hills District Council and compares subtly with the present rulers. It highlights the objectives behind modelling this type of autonomy package. Besides examining how far the Council has succeeded in achieving the envisaged safeguards for the commoners under the Sixth Schedule areas of Assam. Apart from pointing out some loopholes in the inherent delivery system, it finely lays down some development strategies.
Ramu Upadhaya has dug out all pearls from his supposed Big River, namely, Dima Hasao. In this meticulous selection of prominent stories regaled herein from biographical, philosophical and autobiographical perspectives, the author analyses the share of contributions all the selected visitors to this part of Assam State made, to throw light on what they do; when, and where, and how for whom?
This new title in the non-fiction series is self-explanatory in assessing the individual feat of all visitors to an abode of different entities – Dima Hasao, where the people have conflicting views and interests – a sharp, tangential and inspiring presentation!