Originally published in DNA on 26 Feb 2017 When we speak of medieval Assam, Lachit Barphukan is perhaps the only name known to us, for his exploits against the Mughals. But the person who took Assam to its cultural and political zenith was a king named Rudra Singha, who ruled between 1696 and 1714 AD. He was from the Ahom dynasty which ruled Assam from 1228 to 1821 AD. Having ascended the throne, he had taken the Ahom name Chao Sukrungpha and almost immediately got down to building Assam into a prosperous kingdom. Numerous civil works were undertaken by him. … Continue reading Rudra Singha – The greatest king of North East India
A piping hot cup of tea is something we routinely drink and also offer any and every guest. In fact, it is so common a courtesy, … Continue reading Garden to Cup – A history of tea !
The Senapati of the kingdom of Koch Behar led many victorious military campaigns. He also gave protection to Shrimant Shankaradeva and rebuilt the destroyed Kamakhya temple … Continue reading Chilarai – The swift – as – a- kite Koch warrior
The old soldier, wearing a worn-out sepoy uniform, let out a puff of smoke. He wanted to talk about his inspiration – Maniram Dewan. Assam and … Continue reading Assam in 1857
The great Ahom king Rudra Singha had mobilised 4 lakh soldiers to invade Mughal-ruled Bengal, but his untimely death at Guwahati stalled the campaign Read my … Continue reading Rudra Singha – Plan to invade Bengal
I write a fort – nightly column for DNA Newspaper which is based out of Mumbai. Through these, I try to present a view of history … Continue reading Aneesh Gokhale articles in DNA Newspaper
Aneesh Gokhale is the author of “Brahmaputra” – The Story of Lachit Barphukan . The book is about the Assam – Mughal war of the 1660s. Continue reading The Battle of Saraighat – Role of the Ahom River Navy !
Originally posted on storieswithasoul:
Hi friends, the following is an interview of author Aneesh Gokhale, on his second novel ‘Brahmaputra – The story of Lachit Barphukan’ . The novel is generating great reviews and is an excellent follow up to his first novel ‘Sahyadris to Hindukush’. About the Author : Aneesh Gokhale, born March 1988, completed his schooling in Pune and is currently working in merchant navy as a navigating officer. He is an avid trekker, hiker and is passionate about Indian history. He loves reading and writing. Sahyadris to Hindukush was his first book ( 2012) Brahmaputra is his second book (2015) He has also… Continue reading Lachit Barphukan & Religion – A rebuttal to Commie deception.
Its a shame I have to write this, because frankly his religion should be least of our concerns. He fought against an army which represented Uzbek invaders and that is all that should concern us. But instead of recognising the flaw that was the Mughal empire, our secular donkeys issue following statements with regards to Barphukan – Mughal struggle : Lachit Barphukan was not a Hindu. He fought against the Hindu Ram Singh. Most important commander was a Muslim named Ismail Siddiqui. It was not a Hindu – Muslim struggle. Let us not paint it that way. Assam was never … Continue reading Lachit Barphukan & Religion – A reply for Commies