How we have become minority in our own land Why A Bodoland? How does the Book Analyse the reality issues?
(90% People Doesn’t Have Land Ownership in Assam. Report prepared by Hari Sankar Brahma, former Chief Election Commissioner of India.).
Brahma, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and head of the six-member committee which was recently formed by Assam government to ensure protection of land rights of the indigenous people, to recommend measures for protection of land rights of the indigenous people and to review the Assam Land and Revenue Regulation Act, 1886 and other land laws.
Till date the committee has visited 11 district of the state and met several organisations and took the statements of various indigenous people on their visit. “Unfortunately, around 63 bighas of land in 33 district of the state are in illegal possession. Also seven to eight lakh families of the state do not possess any land,” informed Brahma.
He also said that 1,300 villages of the state have not witnessed any land census after British rule.
Meanwhile, a few days ago Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has promised to provide land patta to the indigenous people of the state, “The indigenous people of Assam who have not got land patta (deeds) even after staying on the same plot for decades would be provided patta in the first phase.”
The Books Review: Why A Bodoland?
The author has attempted to analyse Bodo’s historical background, socio-political status, the different phases of the movement so far crossed, the leadership of the movement, the participation of the Bodo people in the democratic electoral politics of India.
This book can be appreciated in many ways;
1 The book readable in many ways. The author had arranged the everything beautifully. Even if, someone find themselves getting lost some time then also they will be able to follow the lines of the book. Book starts with telling the story of. Great History of the Bodos, There Ancient History, we can also read this book as Essay. Where we can find the introduction, advantage, disadvantage and then conclusion. There is a section call ‘Rights of the Bodos as declared by UNO’ you will find this section one of the best section in the Book. This kind of declared is the really good initiative for Boro or Bodo where they’re losing their own Identity in their own land.
In the End, Author put forward the ‘Proposal for creation of Bodoland’ author clearly says why he wanted every Boro people to keep this book in their home. He clarifies about it in the ‘Preface’. You can also read his Book ‘A Concise History of the Bodos’.
Writer: Bakul Ch.Basumatary
Publisher:Words n Words (Kokrajhar)
Others published by the same author
- Boroni Jarimin
- Geeta – translation in Bodo
- Bodo Civilization in India
- A Concise History of the Bodos
- A Treatise on the Bodos
- Why a Bodoland?
- Bodos are the Ancestors of Modern Indians – Under Print
- Religious Evolution of Bodos – Under Print.
- Innumerable articles published in news papers and journals.
Boroni Jarimin is about the ancient history of Assam.
- Bidinthi is about variou historical facts of the Bodos.
- Geeta is the complete translation of Madbhagavad Geeta in Bodo language.
- Bodo Civilization in India is brief history of the Bodos from pre-christian era till post independence.
- Concise history is a complete history of the Bodos till 2003, the formation of B T A S.
- Treatise deals with various issues relating to definations of Kamarupa and Pragjyotishpur. It also deals with the evolution of the Bodos with Hinduism and conversion of Bodos into Islam in East Bengal.
These facts are stated in details in the books written by Mr. BAKUL CHANDRA BASUMATATY that are as under.
- the Bodos are ancient nation spread over India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
- They have a rich culture and rituals.
- They have a flourishing language which is one of eight schedule languages.
- They have a sound religion called Bathou.
- They have their own dress.
- They have strict rites.
- They are agriculturists by profession since antiquity.
- Songs and dances associate with their ways of life.
- Prior to independence, they had several kingdoms and rulers of their land for thousands of years.
- Post-independence they have been notified as S T.
- In 2003 they have been granted B T A D a sixth schedule autonomy.