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The advent of the Missionaries to Assam played a crucial role in establishing a full-fledged press system in Assam and the entire north east. They not only standardized printing practices but in the process worked on language and grammar. The process of recognition to a standard form of language was made after much effort of various groups. Nonetheless, the role of the missionaries was unique not only for evangelical purposes but spread of literacy in the region as well. Orunodoi was established as the first newspaper in Assamese printed by them from Sivasagar in 1846. This was followed by several other newspaper publications and the press revolution had truly started in Assam.

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Das, J. V. (2019). Missionaries and Early Press in Assam: The Question of Language and Identity. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 7(4), 1988-1997. Retrieved from