Jatia

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Jatia
Neighbourhood
Jatia is located in Assam
Jatia
Jatia
Jatia is located in India
Jatia
Jatia
Coordinates: 26°08′39″N 91°46′44″E / 26.144257°N 91.77875°E / 26.144257; 91.77875Coordinates: 26°08′39″N 91°46′44″E / 26.144257°N 91.77875°E / 26.144257; 91.77875
CountryIndia
StateAssam
DistrictKamrup Metropolitan district
Languages
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAS

Jatia is a locality in the city of Guwahati. It is speculated to be the ancient capital of Assam, known under the name of Pragjyotishpura. The locality is a suburb of Guwahati, though it is claimed that the name Jatia itself is the remnant of archaic name pragjyotisa.

Famous residents of Jatia include late Padum Barua (maker of the Assamese realist film Ganga Silonir Pakhi), Kanak Sen Deka (editor of the Assamese Newspaper Agradoot), Ratna Singha (First Manipuri woman Superintendent of Police) . The Dispur Manipuri Nupi Marup is headquartered in Jatia. Ms. Bemarai Singha is the President of this non-governmental organisation which is involved in pioneering work for Manipuri women.