Administration in Ancient Assam: Special Reference to Inscriptional Evidence
Keywords:Epigraphs, Ancient, History, Administration, Grant
Ancient Assam history roughly covers the period from the days of the epics to the early part of thirteenth century. Assam is a part of the country known in ancient period as a Pragjyotisha. By this name the country was known in the great epics, The Mahabharata and The Ramayana as well as in some of the principles puranas. In early period authentic political history of course may be said to have begun from the middle of the fourth century AD. The reconstruction of ancient Assam history is a difficult work, mainly because of the lack in pure and reliable historical materials. During the time of pre historic analysis neoliths played a very important rule to re-establish and restore the lost history of the period. Even for the historical period of study a few existing or local inscriptions and small architectural remains and scattered literary documents as source of information.
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