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Habung is a region in Dhemaji district in Assam. The name originates in Ha-Vranga, a visaya of the Kamarupa kingdom.


The earliest reference to Habung comes in the 10th century copper plate grant of Ratnapala of the Pala dynasty, when it was a principality of the Kamarupa Kingdom ruled by brahmins.[1] After the downfall of the Kamarupa Kingdom it became a dependency of the Sutiya kingdom. During his search for a seat for the Ahom kingdom Sukaphaa spent some time here, indicating the hold of the Sutiya kingdom was light. Later, Brahmin families of Habung, established in the Ahom capital of Charagua by the Ahom king Bamuni Konwar, cast the first Brahmanic influence on the Ahom kingdom. The region was finally annexed by the Ahom king Suhungmung in 1512.


  1. ^ Habung was a Chutiya dependency; that still earlier it was an autonomous principality raled by Brahmins; and that the latter's origins could be traced back to a circa 10th-century copper-plate and grant issued by king Ratnapala (Guha 1984, p. 73)


  • Guha, Amalendu (1984) Pre-Ahom Roots and the Medieval State in Assam: A Reply, Social Scientist Vol 12, No. 6, p73.
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