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URBANIZATION IN ASSAM: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND REVIEW

Begum Sadeka Yasin.

Abstract
India is highly urbanized but after its own fashion (Crane, R.I. :1955: 468). The Indian
subcontinent experienced several stages of urbanization processes starting from the Indus valley to the British
Colonial rule and progressing till date. The history of urbanization in ancient India presented spatial and
temporal discontinuities. The studies on the early historical phases of India represented a long period of spatial
discontinuity in urban growth stretching from the sixth century B.C to the third century B.C. This was marked
by the fact that the earliest relics of urban settlements were confined to the Indus Valley and the adjoining parts
of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh and interestingly, at the same time, the other parts of
the country remained outside the realm of urbanization. This spatial discontinuity in India still continues in
modern times (Ramachandran, R. : 2001: 23). The present study is designed to highlight the different levels of
urbanization in North East states particularly, Assam. This region is geographically and socio-culturally
different from the rest of India with a high proportion of tribal population and different lifestyle as well. This
paper attempts to present the different stages of urbanization in Assam through the ages and also highlights the
levels of urbanization during 20th century.

Key words: Urbanization, North-East India, Population, Ahom rule, Post-Independent India, Industrialization.


 
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Begum Sadeka Yasin (2020) URBANIZATION IN ASSAM: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND REVIEW. JCR, 7 (19), 6536-6543. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.750



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Begum Sadeka Yasin. 2020. URBANIZATION IN ASSAM: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 6536-6543. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.750



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Begum Sadeka Yasin. "URBANIZATION IN ASSAM: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND REVIEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 6536-6543. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.750



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Begum Sadeka Yasin. "URBANIZATION IN ASSAM: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND REVIEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 6536-6543. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.750



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Begum Sadeka Yasin (2020) URBANIZATION IN ASSAM: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 6536-6543. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.750