- a state in NE India. 30,285 sq. mi. (78,438 sq. km). Capital: Dispur.
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That's because we've had an outbreak of bloodshed in the eastern state of Assam.
One, the specter of the Bangladeshi Muslim invasion is a widely-held impression about Assam.
In truth, blame is not quite so easy to hand out: the ugliness in Assam has intricate, complex roots.
For example, one writer pointed out that the Muslim presence in Assam goes back decades, even centuries.
The anti-immigrants violence in the Indian state of Assam and the Sikh shooting in Wisconsin both come from the hate of the other.
Gauhati is the present capital of Assam, as Mandalay was once the capital of Burma.A Tour of the Missions
Augustus Hopkins Strong
He began by the amalgamation of some tea plantations in Assam.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
He forgot all about her by the time he was butterfly-hunting in Assam.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
There are some important mines in Assam and the Central Provinces.
Assam tea, though not so inviting in colour, is free from adulteration.Curiosities of Civilization
- (in Malaysia) tamarind as used in cooking. Assam ikan is a dish of fish cooked with tamarind
from Malay asam sour
- a state of NE India, situated in the central Brahmaputra valley: tropical forest, with the heaviest rainfall in the world; produces large quantities of tea. Capital: Dispur. Pop: 26 638 407 (2001 est). Area: 78 438 sq km (30 673 sq miles)
- a high-quality black tea grown in the state of Assam
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