A teacher at the edge


by Ankush Saikia

Sep 26, 2023

A couple of years after India’s independence, in the early 1950s, a young man by the name of Benudhar Bora started walking from the settlement of Pasighat up into the Abor Hills in NEFA, or the North East Frontier Agency, following the Dihang river at first and then branching off to the west along a tributary of the river, the mountains growing steeper as he advanced. Abor referred to the inhabitants of those hills (“untameable” in Assamese), now known as the Adi, the Abor Hills now d

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