by Ratna Tayeng
Pasighat is the most well known town of Arunachal Pradesh. Words fall short to define the beauty and the generosity of this town. It is on this place that the British first set foot to conquer Arunachal Pradesh and established administrative centre one hundred year back. Over times, it has sheltered people from different walks of life from outside the state to different tribes of this border state. At present it is the second biggest town of Arunachal Pradesh next to Itanagar. The town celebrated its centenary year in 2011. Besides, on June 2017 it also gets selected for smart city mission after a heartycompetition under the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. In this paper an attempt is made to understand the empirical reality of urbanization and related socio-economic changes in the town.
Tayeng R. 2018. Pasighat: The Oldest Town of Arunachal Pradesh, Dera Natung Government College Research Journal, 3, 53-59.