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Shillong
Shillong
(English: /ʃɪˈlɔːŋ/;[2][3] Khasi: Shillong) is a hill station in the northeastern part of India
India
and the capital of Meghalaya, which means "The Abode of Clouds" and is one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong
Shillong
Peak at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). Shillong
Shillong
is the 330th most populous city in India
India
with a population of 143,229 according to the 2011 census.[4] It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the " Scotland
Scotland
of the East".[5] Shillong
Shillong
has steadily grown in size since it was made the civil station of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills
Jaintia Hills
in 1864 by the British. In 1874, on the formation of Assam
Assam
as the Chief Commissioner's Province, it was chosen as the headquarters of the new administration because of its convenient location between the Brahmaputra
Brahmaputra
and Surma valleys and more so because the climate of Shillong
Shillong
was much cooler than tropical India. Shillong
Shillong
remained the capital of undivided Assam
Assam
until the creation of the new state of Meghalaya
Meghalaya
on 21 January 1972, when Shillong
Shillong
became the capital of Meghalaya, and Assam
Assam
moved its capital to Dispur
Dispur
in Guwahati. In 2016, it was voted "India's Favourite Hill Station" by HolidayIQ.com.[6]

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Climate

3 Transport

3.1 Roadways 3.2 Airways

4 Demographics 5 Places of interest 6 Sport 7 Education 8 Media

8.1 Cinema 8.2 Print media 8.3 Electronic media 8.4 Communication services

9 Headquarters Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force 10 Neighbourhoods 11 Notable personalities associated with Shillong 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] Shillong
Shillong
was capital for composite Assam
Assam
during the British regime and later till a separate State of Meghalaya
Meghalaya
was formed. David Scott, the British civil servant of the East India
India
Company, was the Agent of the Governor-General North East Frontier. During the First Anglo-Burmese War the British authorities felt the need for a road to connect Sylhet and Assam.The route was to traverse across the Khasi and Jaintia Hills. David Scott overcame the difficulties his administration faced from the opposition of the Khasi Syiems – their chiefs and people. Impressed by the favourable cool climate of Khasi Hills, they negotiated with the Syiem of Cherra in 1829 for a sanatorium for the British. Thus began the consolidation of British interests in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills. A serious uprising by the Khasis against foreign occupation of their land followed. It began early in 1829 and continued till January 1833. Eventually the Khasi confederate chiefs were no match against the military might of the British. David Scott negotiated for the surrender of the leader of the Khasi resistance, Tirot Sing, who was then taken to Dacca (present day Dhaka) for detention. After the resistance of the Khasis a political agent was posted in the hills, with its headquarters at Cherrapunjee. But the climatic condition and facilities of Cherrapunjee
Cherrapunjee
did not make the British happy, they then moved out to Shillong, which was then known as "Yeddo". The name "Shillong" was later adopted, as the location of the new town was below the Shillong
Shillong
Peak. In 1874, a separate Chief Commissionership was formed with Shillong
Shillong
as the seat of administration. The new administration included Sylhet, now a part of Bangladesh. Also included in the Chief Commissionership were the Naga Hills
Naga Hills
(present day Nagaland), Lushai Hills
Lushai Hills
(present day Mizoram) as well as Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills. Shillong
Shillong
was the capital of composite Assam
Assam
till 1969 when the autonomous state of Meghalaya
Meghalaya
was formed. In January 1972 Meghalaya
Meghalaya
was made a full-fledged state.[7] The Shillong
Shillong
Municipal Board has a long history dating back to 1878, when a proclamation was issued constituting Shillong
Shillong
and its suburbs, including the villages of Mawkhar and Laban, into a station under the Bengal Municipal Act of 1876. Inclusion of the villages of Mawkhar (S.E. Mawkhar, Jaiaw and part of Jhalupara and Mawprem) and Laban (Lumparing, Madan laban, Kench's Trace and Rilbong) within the Municipality of Shillong
Shillong
was agreed to by Hain Manik Syiem of Mylliem under the agreement of 15 November 1878.[8] But, there is no trace of Shillong
Shillong
in the British era maps dating back to 1878, up to 1900. Shillong
Shillong
was also the subject of the great earthquake that occurred on 12 June 1897. The earthquake had an estimated moment magnitude of 8.1. Twenty-seven lives from Shillong
Shillong
town alone were lost.[9] Geography[edit]

Aerial view of Shillong

Shillong
Shillong
is at 25°34′N 91°53′E / 25.57°N 91.88°E / 25.57; 91.88. It lies on the Shillong
Shillong
Plateau, the only major uplifted structure in the northern Indian shield.[10] The city lies in the centre of the plateau and is surrounded by hills, three of which are revered in Khasi tradition: Lum Sohpetbneng, Lum Diengiei and Lum Shillong. Location: Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya
Meghalaya
is just 100 km (62 mi) from Guwahati
Guwahati
which can be accessed by road along NH 40, a journey of about 2 hours 30 minutes through lush green hills and the magnificent Umiam lake
Umiam lake
in between. Climate[edit]

Shillong

Climate chart (explanation)

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    14     15 4

    23     17 6

    54     21 11

    130     23 14

    274     24 15

    469     24 17

    395     24 18

    318     24 18

    294     23 17

    192     22 13

    37     19 9

    9.3     16 5

Average max. and min. temperatures in °C

Precipitation totals in mm

Source: World Weather Information Service

Imperial conversion

J F M A M J J A S O N D

    0.5     60 40

    0.9     63 44

    2.1     70 51

    5.1     74 57

    11     74 60

    18     75 63

    16     75 64

    13     75 64

    12     74 62

    7.6     71 56

    1.5     66 48

    0.4     61 42

Average max. and min. temperatures in °F

Precipitation totals in inches

Weather conditions in Shillong
Shillong
are typically pleasant, pollution-free. In the summer the temperature varies from 23 °C (73 °F). In the winter the temperature varies from 4 °C (39 °F). Under Köppen's climate classification the city features a subtropical highland climate (Cwb). Its summers are cool and very rainy, while its winters are cool and dry. Shillong
Shillong
is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The monsoons arrive in June and it rains almost until the end of August. October–November and March–April are the best months to visit Shillong.

Climate data for Shillong
Shillong
(1971–2000)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 24.9 (76.8) 26.1 (79) 28.1 (82.6) 30.2 (86.4) 29.5 (85.1) 29.5 (85.1) 28.2 (82.8) 28.4 (83.1) 28.0 (82.4) 27.8 (82) 24.5 (76.1) 22.5 (72.5) 30.2 (86.4)

Average high °C (°F) 14.6 (58.3) 16.8 (62.2) 21.0 (69.8) 23.3 (73.9) 23.3 (73.9) 23.7 (74.7) 23.7 (74.7) 24.2 (75.6) 23.2 (73.8) 21.7 (71.1) 19.1 (66.4) 15.9 (60.6) 20.8 (69.4)

Average low °C (°F) 5.7 (42.3) 7.2 (45) 11.0 (51.8) 13.9 (57) 15.4 (59.7) 17.4 (63.3) 17.8 (64) 17.6 (63.7) 16.6 (61.9) 14.2 (57.6) 10.7 (51.3) 7.1 (44.8) 12.9 (55.2)

Record low °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) −2.4 (27.7) 2.7 (36.9) 6.6 (43.9) 8.5 (47.3) 10.0 (50) 12.3 (54.1) 10.0 (50) 10.7 (51.3) 6.7 (44.1) −0.5 (31.1) −3.3 (26.1) −3.3 (26.1)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 12.5 (0.492) 20.2 (0.795) 42.4 (1.669) 116.0 (4.567) 266.1 (10.476) 430.0 (16.929) 461.7 (18.177) 296.6 (11.677) 289.6 (11.402) 186.1 (7.327) 30.1 (1.185) 16.2 (0.638) 2,167.4 (85.331)

Average rainy days 1.4 2.2 3.7 9.0 16.3 17.9 18.2 16.1 15.9 8.4 2.4 1.3 112.7

Source: India
India
Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 2010)[11][12]

Transport[edit] Although well connected by road, Shillong
Shillong
has neither rail connections nor a proper air connection. Umroi Airport
Umroi Airport
located 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the city centre has only limited flights. Roadways[edit]

Shillong
Shillong
Bypass road

Shillong
Shillong
is well connected by roads with all major northeastern states. Two major National Highways pass through:

National Highway 40 (India)
National Highway 40 (India)
– Connected to Guwahati National Highway 44 (India)
National Highway 44 (India)
– Connected to Tripura
Tripura
& Mizoram
Mizoram
(NH 44A)

Private bus operators as well as state transport buses from other states ply to and from Shillong
Shillong
daily. Taxi services are also available to destination like Guwahati, Agartala, Dimapur, Aizawl
Aizawl
and other North Eastern towns and cities. The Shillong
Shillong
Bypass (pictured) is a two lane road which stretches across 47.06 kilometres (29.2 mi) connecting Umiam (NH-40) to Jorabad (NH-44) which then leads to other North-Eastern Indian states of Mizoram
Mizoram
and Tripura. The project estimated to have cost around ₹2.2 billion (US$34 million) was completed in a span of two years (2011–2013).[13][14] Airways[edit] From 1 May 2017, onwards the newly introduced domestic airline Zoom Air will operate daily flights between the city with Jorhat
Jorhat
and Kolkata
Kolkata
with plans underway to introduce direct flights to Delhi
Delhi
and Mumbai.[15][16][17] Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] India
India
census, Shillong
Shillong
city population was 143,229 of which 49% are males, 51% females. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age. The average literacy rate was 93%, the male literacy rate being 95%, the female rate 91%.[1] Christianity
Christianity
is the dominant religion in the city, practised by 46% of the population, followed by Hinduism
Hinduism
at 42%, Islam
Islam
5%, and to a lesser degree Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism.[1] Shillong
Shillong
metropolitan region, which includes the towns of Laitumkhrah, Lawsohtun, Madanrting, Mawlai, Mawpat, Nongkseh, Nongmynsong, Nongthymmai, Pynthorumkhrah, Shillong
Shillong
Cantonment, Umlyngka and Umpling, had a population of 354,759, 12% of the which being under 6 years of age. The literacy rate in the metro region was 91%.[18] Khasis make up the majority of the population though the percentage of Khasi people
Khasi people
in the city continues to fall as a result of the large number of migrants from other Indian states continues in the city. The population of Khasis in Shillong
Shillong
was 65.22% of Shillong
Shillong
population at 2011 census. All the other North East tribes such as Nagas, Garos, Pnars, Hajong people, Kukis, Manipuris, Lalungs, Karbis
Karbis
and Mizos
Mizos
etc. are represented here as well as significant numbers of Assamese, Bengalis, and a bit of Nepalis, Biharis, Marwaris, Punjabis
Punjabis
and Muslim people making it a fairly cosmopolitan city.[citation needed] Nearly about 85% Khasi people
Khasi people
are Christians. In Shillong
Shillong
Christmas is celebrated with great favour and enthusiasm and it is the biggest festival of the city. Presbyterianism and other denominations of Protestants and Roman Catholics make up the Christian population. A large proportion of Khasi people
Khasi people
that is 10% population still follow the original Khasi religion: Niam Khasi and Niamtre and 3% Khasi people follow Hinduism
Hinduism
and 2% khasi people follow Islam.[citation needed] Places of interest[edit]

Elephant Falls

Mary Help of Christians Cathedral

Tourist sites in and around the city include:[19]

Elephant Falls: 12 km on the outskirts of the city, the mountain stream descends through three successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks. Lady Hydari Park: The park stretches over a kilometre and has an adjacent mini zoo. Wards Lake: Known locally as Nan-Polok. It is an artificial lake with garden and boating facilities. Shillong
Shillong
Golf Course: Shillong
Shillong
has one of the largest golf courses (the world's wettest) in Asia: Gleneagles of the East. It enjoys the rare distinction of being one of the few natural golf courses in Asia. Not only is the Shillong
Shillong
Golf Course scenic and enjoyable, it is also challenging. A group of British civil service officers introduced golf to Shillong
Shillong
in 1898 by constructing a nine-hole course. The present 18-hole course was inaugurated in 1924. The course is set in a valley covered with pine and rhododendron trees. The tight fairways, carpeted with a local grass which hardens the soil, are difficult to negotiate. The number of out-of-bounds streams that criss-cross every fairway makes it all the more trying. Obstructions come in the form of bunkers, trees and rain. The longest hole is the 6th, which is a gruelling 594 yards. Shillong
Shillong
Golf Course is considered to be the "Glen Eagle of the East" at the United States Golf Association Museum. It was set in a valley at an altitude of 5200 ft in 1898 as a nine-hole course and later converted into an 18-hole course in 1924 by Captain Jackson and C. K. Rhodes. Motphran: The "Monument of France" which is locally known as "Motphran" was erected in memory of the 26th Khasi Labour Corps who served under the British in France during World War I. It bears the words of the famous Latin poet Horace
Horace
"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" which can be roughly translated as "It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country." Shillong
Shillong
Peak: A picnic spot, 10 km from the city, 1966 m above sea level, offers a panoramic view of the scenic countryside and is the highest point in the state. Obeisance is paid to U Shulong at the sanctum sanctorum at the peak's summit every springtime, by the religious priest of Mylliem State. Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum: For those interested in ethnic tribal culture and tradition this government museum offers insights to the lifestyle of the people. This museum is in the State Central Library complex where monuments for the great patriots of the state were erected besides the statue of Smt. Indira Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures: The Don Bosco Museum is part of DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures). DBCIC comprises research on cultures, publications, training, animation programmes and the museum, which is a place of knowledge-sharing on the cultures of the northeast in particular, and of culture in general. DBCIC with its Don Bosco Museum is situated at Mawlai, Shillong. Entomological Museum (Butterfly Museum): A privately owned museum of M/s Wankhar, Riatsamthiah, Shillong
Shillong
about 2 km from Police Bazar is the only known museum in India
India
devoted to moths and butterflies. Air Force Museum at Upper Shillong Forest Museum in Lady Hydari Park Rhino Heritage Museum at Shillong Zoological Museum in Risa Colony Anthropological museum at Mawblei Botanical Museum at 4th Furlong Arunachal Museum at the Cantonment Area Chrysalis the Gallery: This art gallery is on the second floor of Salonsar Mansion at Police Bazaar, the commercial hub of Shillong. Chrysalis has flexible spacing to display paintings (canvases), sculpture, photography and handicrafts. Run by a local artist, Jaya Kalra, the gallery caters to exhibitions of artists and artisans especially from the northeast and also from the rest of India. State Museum: Located at the State Central Library complex. Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is in Don Bosco Square. Bishop and Beadon Falls: Both cascade down the same escarpment into a deep valley. Spread Eagle Falls: 3 km from Polo Grounds. Sweet Falls: Sweet Falls
Sweet Falls
(also called "Weitdem," in the native dialect) is the most beautiful of all the waterfalls in Shillong. It lies about 5 km from the Happy Valley and is about 96 m in height. Crinoline Falls: Near Phan Nonglait Park. Laitlum Canyon, the end of the hills.

Sport[edit]

Polo basketball court

Shillong
Shillong
is the only capital city in Northeast India
India
to produce two clubs that participate in the I-League, namely Royal Wahingdoh FC
Royal Wahingdoh FC
and Shillong
Shillong
Lajong FC. Both play at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Royal Wahingdoh FC was adjudged 2nd runners-up in the 2014–15 season of I-League.[20] Shillong
Shillong
Golf Course is one of the oldest golf course of the country and is surrounded by pine and rhododendron trees. Binningstar Lyngkhoi from Shillong
Shillong
is a national marathon runner and represented India
India
in the last 2010 Commonwealth Games. He is the fastest marathoner in India
India
with a timing of 2:18 hours.

Club Sport League Stadium

Shillong
Shillong
Lajong FC Football I-League Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong

Royal Wahingdoh FC Football I-League Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong

Rangdajied United F.C. Football I-League Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong

Education[edit]

Indian Institute of Management

See also: List of educational institutions in Shillong Shillong
Shillong
is fast emerging as an education hub for the entire northeastern region. Important educational institutes that have been established in and around the city include:

University of Technology and Management
University of Technology and Management
(UTM, Shillong) Indian Institute of Management National Institute of Technology Meghalaya North Eastern Hill University
North Eastern Hill University
(NEHU) Martin Luther Christian University Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)[21] National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences English and Foreign Languages University Shillong
Shillong
College St. Edmund's College St. Anthony's College, Shillong St. Mary's College, Shillong North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Autonomous Institute under ministry of AYUSH. Mawdiangdiang, Shillong. John Roberts Theological Seminary, Mawklot, Shillong

Media[edit] Local media in Shillong
Shillong
is strong. There are a number of theatres, newspapers, magazines, local radio and television stations. Shillong is also often called as "India's Rock Capital" due to its inhabitants' great passion for music.[22] Cinema[edit] Cinemas in Shillong
Shillong
include Bijou Cinema Hall, Payal Cinema, Gold Cinema and Anjalee Cinema Hall (also called Galleria Anjalee Cinema).[23] Print media[edit] Newspapers are published for Shillong
Shillong
both in Khasi and English. Prominent English dailies published here include Shillong
Shillong
Times, Meghalaya
Meghalaya
Guardian, Highland Post, Meghalaya
Meghalaya
Times and The Sentinel. Khasi dailies like Mawphor, Nongsain Hima among others are published here. Weekly newspaper are "Salonsar" and "Dongmusa". There are Magazines like "Iing Khristan" (celebrated 100 years of publication), "Pateng Mynta" in Khasi and "Youth Today" and "Eastern Panorama" in English. Electronic media[edit] The radio industry has expanded with a number of private and government-owned FM channels being introduced. State-owned Doordarshan transmits terrestrial television channels. Apart from these few weekly news channels like PCN, Ri Khasi Channel, Batesi and T7 are broadcast weekly on the local cable networks. Communication services[edit] Fixed telephones lines are available. Internet services are available both wired and wireless broadband. It is also well covered in mobile networks with all major cellular providers like Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, IDEA, BSNL, Reliance are available here. Jio Headquarters Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force[edit] HQ Eastern Air Command (HQ, EAC) was shifted to Shillong
Shillong
on 10 Jun 63 from Kolkata
Kolkata
and housed in the old buildings located at Nonglyer village at Upper Shillong, some 10 km from (Lower) Shillong, but at a greater altitude of around 6,000 feet AMSL. Initially a British military base, it was taken over by No. 58 Gorkha Regiment of the Indian Army post Independence in 1947. The Regiment was redeployed after the Sino-Indian War
Sino-Indian War
of 1962, making way for the IAF to step in. Only helicopters can operate from HQ, EAC, using a 12.7 hectare (31.3 acre) helipad.[24] EAC controls air operations in the eastern sector which include West Bengal, Assam, Mizoram
Mizoram
and the other eastern states bordering Bangladesh, Burma and Tibet. EAC comprises permanent airbases at Chabua, Gauhati, Bagdogra, Barrackpore, Hashimara, Jorhat, Kalaikunda and Tezpur with forward airbases at Agartala, Culcutta, Panagarh and Shillong.[25] Neighbourhoods[edit]

Panorama of Police Bazar which is an important economic center and major commercial hub of Shillong

Notable personalities associated with Shillong[edit] People who have been associated with Shillong
Shillong
include:

Amita Malik, film critic. Anjum Hasan
Anjum Hasan
is a Bangalore-based writer from Shillong. Her debut novel Lunatic in my Head, which is set in Shillong, was launched on 7 December 2007. She has also written a book of verse titled Street on the Hill.[26] Anwaruddin Choudhury, a naturalist who is known as the 'Birdman of Assam' was born and brought up in Shillong. He is the author of 22 books including The Birds of Assam
Assam
and Pocket Guide to the Birds of Meghalaya. Arthur Llewellyn Basham, historian of Indian culture. He died in Kolkata
Kolkata
in 1986 and is buried in Shillong. Arundhati Roy, writer and Booker Prize
Booker Prize
winner, was born in the KJP Synnod Hospital in Shillong. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Former Indian President, and Scientist while delivering a lecture at Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
on 27 July 2015, suffered a massive heart attack at around 6:30 p.m IST. He was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition and subsequently died of cardiac arrest.[27] Edward Pritchard Gee, naturalist and author of The Wild Life of India spent his retired life in Evergreen cottage in Upper Shillong. He left for England in 1968 and died soon after. Indira Goswami
Indira Goswami
(Mamoni Goswami) spent her early days in Shillong
Shillong
and studied at Pine Mount School. John Shepherd-Barron, inventor of the automated teller machine (ATM) was born in Shillong. Karen David, a Canadian-British actress, singer and songwriter born in Shillong. She is best known for portraying "Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia" in ABC's fairytale-themed musical-comedy television series, Galavant, as well as Francesca "Cesca" Montoya in the BBC television series Waterloo Road, and Layla in the American action film The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior. Captain Keishing Clifford Nongrum, Kargil War
Kargil War
veteran is from this city. He was posthumously awarded Shaurya Chakra for his heroics in the Kargil war. Leela Majumdar, the writer, spent her childhood days at Shillong, where she studied at Loreto Convent. Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
has written extensively about Shillong
Shillong
in his book The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel laureate, poet, author, thinker, artist, playwright, considered a patriarch of Bengali society, often sojourned in the cool climes of Shillong; besides living in a summer residence called Mitali, (today in use as a temporary State Legislative Assembly on loan from the State Art and Culture Department). A writing desk and chair used by the Poet Laureate can still be seen (and used) in the Maharaja Suite of the Tripura
Tripura
Castle Heritage Hotel; Rono Dutta, president of United Airlines
United Airlines
did his schooling from St. Edmunds School . Shillong Chamber Choir have performed in the World Choir Olympics and elsewhere in the world. They won the talent show India's Got Talent
India's Got Talent
in 2010. Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda
(12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born as Narendranath Dutta, was the chief disciple of the 19th-century mystic Sri Sri Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna
Paramahamsa and is the founder of Ramakrishna Mission headquartered at Belur. He was primarily responsible for introducing Hindu philosophies of Vedanta
Vedanta
and Yoga
Yoga
in the West and best known for his inspiring speech beginning with "Sisters and Brothers of America", in his opening remark at the Parliament of the World's Religions at Chicago in 1893. The Swami delivered his last public lecture of his life in Shillong. The place of his last public lecture have been immortalised by erecting his statue at the very spot (also known as Quinton Memorial/Vivekananda Cultural Centre). Utpal Dutt, the prominent actor of Bengali and Hindi cinema, studied initially in St. Edmund's School before moving to St.Xavier's Collegiate School Kolkata.[28] Victor Bannerjee, an actor, was a student of St. Edmund's School. Verrier Elwin, celebrated British anthropologist and author, receipient of the Padma Bhushan, eventually settled in Shillong
Shillong
and lived in the town until his death in 1964

See also[edit]

Tourism in North East India[29]

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