from several "Asom Buranjis” and Shorter Chronicles of Assam, compiled and edited by Rai Bahadur S. K. Bhuyan, M. A, B, L., Professor, Cotton College, and Honorary Director of Historical and Antiquarian Studies, Assam and other popular Traditions, manuscript Banghavalis, unpublished historical researches, with a view to make it up-to-date, the importance and usefulness of the Text have been, it is believed, much increased, Number of additional illustrations of some rare portrait-prints, in the present edition, gives it a fresh feature, which might, it is hoped, be appreciated by students and general reading public. It is to be noted, however, that the foot-notes are mainly meant for the Reading-Public, and more specially the Teacher but not the Tought : the teachers should first make them their own and then try to imprint them in the minds of the young pupils of tender age.
I embrace the opportunity to record herein my grateful acknowledge ment of the receipt of invaluable help from several old "Asom Buranjis” and Chronicles with some rare illustrations, compiled and edited by Rai Bahadur S. K. Bhuyan, M. A. B. L. Professor, Cotton College, pub lished by the Department of Historical and Antiquarian Studies, Assam, via :-) "Deodhai Asom Buranji” incorporated with the “Banhgoria Buragohain's Buranji” & “Bibidh Khanda-Buranji”; (2) “Tungkhungia Buranji" by Sreenath powerah Barbarooah (3) “Kamrupar Buranji" (4) Assam Buranji" by Harakanta Barua (5) "Asomar Padya Buranji" by Dutiram Hazarikiya (6) "Kachari Buranji” (7) “Darangi Raja Bangshavali,"edited by Pandit Hemchandra Goswami (8) "History of Anam" by Sir Edward Gait, K. C. S.I (9) “Assam Buranji by Kahinath Timuli Phukan (10) "Assam Buranji by Rai Bahadur Goonabhiram Barooh (11) “History of the Ahom Kings” & “Geo- graphica Account of Assam" by Dr. John Peter Wade, edited by Srejut Benudhar Sarma (12) several rare "Bangshavalies" in manuscript. For all these I am ever indebted to their respective owners.
Lastly, but not the least for that, I am thankful to Mr. G. A. Small, B. A, I. B. S., D.P.I,Assam for his wise suggestions and friendly advice to get my "Asomar Buranji" thoroughly revised and partly re written, with view to make it up-to-date, of which this improved ed- tion (19th edition) of the text is the outcome,
December 31, 1997