Arunachal Pradesh History


Arunachal Pradesh history starts with the signing of the Yandaboo treaty in 1826. The history of Arunachal Pradesh before 1826 seems to be hazy, because before 1826 Arunachal Pradesh history followed an oral tradition.

The ancient history in Arunachal Pradesh bears no proof of authenticity because of the fact that the ancient history of Arunachal Pradesh was basically oral. The aborigines of Arunachal Pradesh followed an oral tradition of remembering their doings. Therefore, we find no written record adhering to the past history of Arunachal Pradesh.

Legends say that in the 16th century, the Ahom Kings had a great influence in the territory of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh history maintains that people hailing from Tibeto-Burmese linguistic origin lived in Arunachal Pradesh. These people belonged to the Daflas, Bangnis, Monpas, etc.

Yet technically speaking, the Arunachal Pradesh history starts with the Yandaboo treaty in 1826: this treaty was signed between the British and the Government of Assam on 24th February, 1826. Moreover, Arunachal Pradesh had been a part of the North Eastern Frontier Agency before 1962: therefore, there is no separate account of Arunachal Pradesh during this period.

History proves that till 1965 Arunachal Pradesh was administered by the Ministry of External Affairs in India: the administration of Arunachal Pradesh then passed on to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

It was, in 1972, Arunachal Pradesh became a Union Territory of India. Ultimately, Arunachal Pradesh became an autonomous state of the Indian Union on 20th February, 1987.

Last Updated on 09 March 2013