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TRIPURA, LAND OF TEN MILLION STATUES

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 Tripuri Roots Through Rajmala

Truth About Tring

Tiprasa Or Borok

Tipra Or Twipra

Demography  

Original Names


 

Himalayan Kirat

 


   
Tiprasa, that is the Tripuris, the Native people of Tripura, are the original inhabitant of this lofty north eastern state of India since time immemorial. The Tripuri dynasty had ruled the kingdom for more than 5000 years; a total of 185 kings had ruled over the state and with stood various dynasties of India and different wars of the world.

 We identify ourselves as Tiprasa or Tripuri as we are the indigenous inhabitant of present Tripura states or erstwhile Tripura kingdom. It is not only our ancestral and birth right but also logical to take this Identity. But due to some obscure reason we are in the path of losing this right of 5000 years old. Must not we fight tooth and nail to preserve this Identity of our Ancestors?


    The state of Tripura is located in the north eastern part of India. It is one of the eight North Eastern states. It falls in to the category of Oldest States, it had been mentioned in the Epic Mahabharata. The state is bounded four-fifth by present Bangladesh, where is it is connected with India through one fifth border by the states of Asom and Mizoram, towards the north and eastern border. In the hey days the border of the state was upto Brahmaputra and Ganges river, which had been reduced to present area during the medieval period. Tripura has an area of 10,477 square kilometers, full of beautiful hills, hillocks, dales, lush green valleys, rives, streams, ponds and lakes. The states lies between the latitude of 22º56 and 24º32 North and longitude of 91º10 and 92º21 East. The hills run north to south, so also most of the rivers. The rivers ultimately flows to the Bangladesh and fed the rivers of that country. It is one of the most beautiful states, the eyes can’t afford to blink while on the move through the roads of Tripura. the rives are not so big to flood away the people, the hills are not so high that it can not hold any vegetation like the peaks of Himalayan ranges, the sea is not so close to embark upon its land during the Tsunami or the danger of being submerged by the rising water of ocean due to green house effect. Her people are protected from the scorch of heat from the Sahara or Kalahari Desert, similarly protected from the frosty cold of snow fall. On the other hand neither are her children are devoid of any needs to live in. There is not an inch of land which does not support to the life on her. There is no over rain fall or any long drought, she is the most caring, loving and protecting mother that any one might encountered.

    The history of Tripura is as old as the history of India. It is not impossible but difficult to ascertain how the name of Tripura kingdom had come into existence. The most plausible is that it was named after the mightiest ruler of Tripura, the son of Daitya, Tripur, the 40th descendant from Yayati, the famous king of Chadra (Lunar) dynasty. In the Mahabharata Trilochana is mentioned as the king of Tripura at the times of kurukshetra war, the same fact is also corroborated in the royal chronicle of Tripura, the Rajmala. Tripur was described as most powerful and unreligious in Shivmahapuran, there fore he was assassinated by Lord Shiva, consequently her widow queen Hiravati was blessed with a most religious and spiritual son named Trilochana, having third eye, who as also known as Subrai raja by the Tripuri people ever since. He is equivalent to Lord Rama of Hindu pantheon and adored by all section of people.

 Tripura was originally land of almost exclusively of Tripuri people till the nineteenth century. Up to the middle of 20th century Tripuri people were still a majority in the state, but by the turn of 6th decade of last century the Tripuri people turned out to minority in their own state. And in the beginning of 21st century the Tripuri people became a minority in the land of their fore fathers. It is stated that they now consist of only 31% odd including other indigenous people. Earlier the state was having more of Muslim Bengali people, but it had, since the middle of the century gradually been transformed of having more Hindu Bengali then Muslim because of influx from erstwhile East Pakistan.

    The comparative over view of the population ratio of the different ethnic races for the past one century will give a clear understanding of Tripura migration and refugee predicament of present time. In the year 1901 AD, the population percentage of different communities in Tripura were approximately viz. the Tripuri and other indigenous people including the Manipuri was 74.68%, the Muslim Bengali 25.9 %, the Hindu Bengali were just 8.6%. Just after 100 years apart the percentage of different ethnic races as per the census report of 2001 AD stands as follows, approximately the Tripuri and other indigenous people including Manipuri came down to 31.82%, the Muslim Bengali went down to 8%, where as the Hindu Bengali percentage went up to 60%. This is how the population ratio has just been substituted between the Tripuris and Hindu Bengali in the matter of just one century apart.

There have been multiple impact of demographic changes that took place in Tripura following refugees settlement from erstwhile  East Pakistan in the after math of India'a independence and partition. Apart from the political, economical, social impacts it has also affected the Cultural and topographical aspect of Tripura. Most of the names of different villages, hamlets, rivers, tributaries, markets, area, hills, hillocks, towns etc had been Changed to suit the tongue of refugees, who had since became majority population. This created the impression that Tripura state did not belonged to Native Tripuri people, rather it created the idea that the land had since been occupied by Indo-Arian language speakers, which it was not till mid 20th century in true senses. These are just a tip of ice berg, the list if added it would make almost all the geographical names of Tripura.


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