A Historical Study of the Brahmins of Ancient Assam

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 8 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Dr. Bijoy Sarmah
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Dr. Bijoy Sarmah, "A Historical Study of the Brahmins of Ancient Assam," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 8,  no. 6, pp. 1-4, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942703/IJHSS-V8I6P101


With the coming of the Indo Aryans, a new era had started in India in its cultural and identical history. Indo Aryans were generally known as Aryans. The Aryans were the last group of people to enter the northeastern region. From the Aitreo Brahmana, the Satapatha Brahmana, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Vishnu Purana, and the Bhagavata Purana, the coming of the Aryans to East India can be known. In the Kalika Purana, it is mentioned that Naraka and Bhagadatta made arrangements for the settlement of the Aryans in Pragjyotish. From the copper and the stone inscription, it can be known that it was the custom of the kings of ancient Assam to donate land to the Brahmins and to the high cast people through ‘Agrahara’. With the coming of the Aryans, the process of Arynisation started in the northeastern region of India, as a result of which Aryanised manners and customs replaced the tribal manners and customs. The main objective of this paper is to study the origin of the Brahmin community of ancient Assam and how they spread Aryan culture in the valley.


Aryans, North Eastern Region, Purana


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