Author’s Interview on ‘ Brahmaputra’

Here is Aneesh Gokhale’s online interview – conducted by Sumukh Naik , author and blogger. //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’. How difficult was it to look for study material and reliable historic sources to understand the times of Lachit Barphukan? How did you go about preparing yourself to compose the novel? As compared to my earlier book , which was on Maratha history, … Continue reading Author’s Interview on ‘ Brahmaputra’

Why have I chosen to write “Brahmaputra”

Do check out this great animation on Lachit Barphukan of which I was happy to be a part in providing the info . Many thanks to Akshay Joshi for the same. Book : Brahmaputra Pgs : 232  , Price : Rs 250 Available on Amazon India   and  Flipkart Why have I chosen to write a book on Lachit Barphukan ? A person largely unknown outside his native Assam ? I had chanced upon an Amar Chitra Katha (comic book series on various personalities) on Lachit Barphukan around fifteen years ago. The Assamese warrior valiantly fought against the Mughal empire. What … Continue reading Why have I chosen to write “Brahmaputra”

Foreword to Brahmaputra by Padmashree Achyut Gokhale (IAS , Nagaland cadre)

  Mr. Achyut Madhav Gokhale is a Padmashree awardee . He served in Nagaland cadre of IAS for 23 years as also for 12 in the  Central Secretariat. He was Member Secretary of a GoI Committee set up to study the Bodo agitation, which gave him deep insights into Assamese culture and history. He has written this book’s foreword. Read about him here Book – “  Brahmaputra ” – The Story of Lachit Barphukan  Pgs : 232  , Price Rs 250 Purchase on flipkart   or with  Amazon Fulfilled (Free Shipping) FOREWORD There was so much of ignorance, born out of indifference perhaps, about … Continue reading Foreword to Brahmaputra by Padmashree Achyut Gokhale (IAS , Nagaland cadre)

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Lachit Barphukan – Defeater of Mughals

Today I shall talk about Lachit Barphukan – a household name in Assam, but largely unknown outside of that region. He is perhaps the reason why Assam is a part of India today and retains , nay celebrates its dharmic and Indic connections. He led a the Assamese armies against the Mughals and ensured that Assam remained free. The Sena dynasty of neighbouring Bengal (by this I mean West Bengal and Bangladesh both) was overthrown by 1206 by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq and the same year attacks on north east started. They wud continue every now and then for next four hundred … Continue reading Lachit Barphukan – Defeater of Mughals