|Silchar : From
the History Records
In the 1850ís British tea planters discovered the game in Manipur (Munipoor)
on the Burmese border with India. The first polo
club in the world was formed by them at Silchar, west of Manipur.
Other clubs followed and, today, the oldest in the world is the Calcutta
Club, founded in1862.
on the Eastern frontier of the British India.
" In the year 1830 the Rajah , Govindachundruh
, was assasinated and there being no descendent either lineal or adopted
, the country was annexed to the British territories , by proclamation
on the 14th of August 1832 , incompliance with the frequent and earnestly
expressed wishes of the people."
"the management of the affairs of
the district was entrusted after annexation , to Lieutenant Fisher ,an
officer of approved ability and great local experience. for some months
Cachar continued to be administrered from Cherrapunji , the head quarters
of the Agent to the Governor General , but in consideration of practical
difficulties early in 1833 Fisher had his head quarters at Dudputli which
however were soon shifted to Silchar for the sake of convenience."