TITLE: Assam, India: Valley of Tea and Temples
AUTHOR: Amrit Baruah
This is the story of Assam Valley, the easternmost region of India, as it was during the 1930s.
Amrit Baruah tells of growing up in an idyllic place--a remote land of tea plantations, ancient temples, and the Brahmaputra River, perhaps the least known of the seven longest rivers of the world.
And he describes how World War II opened up the isolated eastern portion of the valley to soldiers from outside, followed by construction of the legendary Burma Road.
Today, sadly, Assam Valley has acquired such ills as political turmoil and even terrorism. But its vanished past and unique character, and promise for the future, come alive in this brief but evocative memoir.
Also by the author: My Childhood in Assam: Growing Up in the Last Days of the British Raj