Assam has been on a powder keg for decades now, following the AASU protests of the 1970s against illegal infiltration. In the light of the NRC which has kicked a huge storm by rendering 1.9 million people quasi stateless as I write, I wanted to read a comprehensive dilineation of the history of the state & it's people. And frankly, I wasn't disappointed. I got a wind of the book from Siddharth Vardrajan's tweet a few days back & ordered it immediately. The book deals with the various tugs of the crises with a great deal of sensitivity. Kudos to the Author for this tour de force.