Possibly I was in class 7 or 8, back then. Our teacher brings the name of an Assamese novel to the context. After returning home, I searched for the above-mentioned novel in our house library. And luckily I found it.
মাকাম, the original narrative, later on, was translated into English by the author herself as Chinatown Days. From the horror-ridden hardships of the slave pens of Assam to the Sino-Indian war, this searing novel tells the story of the Chinese Indians, a community condemned by intolerance to obscurity and untold sorrow.