Agartala (Tri)

Ben: আগরতলা āgaratalā ‘Agar Forest’  City/Capital, Tripura. Ben/Skt/Hin: aguru/agar, ‘aloe-wood’ [Aquilaria malaccensis]; and tala, ‘surface’, ‘cover’, ‘floor’ Agartala is the capital of Tripura and the second largest city in the North East after...

Tripura (Tri)

Tripura (Tri) Ben: ত্রিপুরা tripurā ‘Twipra Kingdom’  From Kok: twi, ‘water’; and  Kok: pra, ‘near’. The Twipra or Tippera Kingdom [Skt: Tripura], was founded at the confluence of the Brahmaputra, Meghna and Surma rivers in what is now Bangladesh. It extended to many...

Seven Sisters – North East Region (NER)

The ‘Seven Sisters’ are a family of seven states on the North Eastern Region (NER) of India: Arunachal Pradesh (ArP), Assam (Asm), Manipur (Man), Meghalaya (Meg), Mizoram (Miz), Nagaland (Nag), Tripura (Tri). Sikkim is usually included as a brother state....