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Eastern Frontier Police Force. Assam.

Eastern Frontier Police Force. Assam.

Photographer: Mallitte, Oscar Jean Baptiste

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 913/(28)

Item number: 28

Length: 18

Width: 23.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of a regiment on parade in Assam, north eastern India photographed by Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte in the 1860s. The first regular police force in Assam was created by the British when they took over the administration of the area after the Yandabu Treaty of 1826. The duties of the Force included the maintenance of law and order and guarding the Eastern Frontier of Assam from the Brahmaputra River to Cachar. The first unit of the police force was organised in 1835 and was known as the ‘Cachar Levy’ which became the Frontier Police in 1883.

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