The great Assamese general knew his terrain, the brave river, the Mughals, and his battles well. Aneesh Gokhale follows his hero, this time, on foot in Guwahati, and … Continue reading ACROSS BRAHMAPUTRA WITH WARRIOR LACHIT BORPHUKAN
I also write for Swarajya Magazine and their publishing partner Creative India. These articles, while still on historical lines are more geared towards religion , culture … Continue reading Author’s articles in Creative India (Swarajya Magazine)
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 !
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)
The far flung region of North East India is seldom mentioned in our history books ! One such unsung hero is Lachit Barphukan, the Assamese commander who defeated the huge Mughal armies of Aurangzeb, commandeered by none other than Ram Singh, the Raja of Amer. The Battle of Saraighat is an extremely famous naval battle, fought on the river Brahmaputra, which finally crushed all Mughal hopes. Lachit Barphukan was the hero of that battle, as he rallied his forces against the Mughals even while he himself was very ill and weak. Lachit Barphukan’s undying patriotism and sense of duty is … Continue reading Lachit Barphukan – A few interesting anecdotes .
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
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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.