Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar

Shivaji an analysis – by Prof Narhar Kurundkar

  Disclaimer : This post has not been written by me. It is reproduction of an essay authored by historian Narhar Kurundkar. It is one of the best analysis of Chhatrapati Shivaji , and originally intended as the Preface to Shrimaan Yogi. The greatness of Shivaji and his limitations must be understood clearly. It is … Continue reading Shivaji an analysis – by Prof Narhar Kurundkar

Kapilendradeva: An invincible Odia king

The founder of the Gajapati dynasty ascended the throne at Bhubaneswar in 1435 AD. Fighting numerous wars in all directions, his empire eventually would include all of today’s Odisha, as well as parts of Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh etc. Who was this great unknown king ? Read my full article in DNA -- … Continue reading Kapilendradeva: An invincible Odia king

Savarkar – The Historian

I do not consider myself an expert on Savarkar and his work, but have an avid interest in India’s history. In that capacity, Veer Savarkar’s books are among my favourites when it comes to ‘the way history is told’. Read my full article about Veer Savarkar's outlook towards Indian history at  Swarajya Magazine My books … Continue reading Savarkar – The Historian

ACROSS BRAHMAPUTRA WITH WARRIOR LACHIT BORPHUKAN

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 returns drenched in history. Read my full article about my trip to Guwahati to learn about Lachit Barphukan at Creatuve India -->  Across Brahmaputra with Lachit Borphukan My book … Continue reading ACROSS BRAHMAPUTRA WITH WARRIOR LACHIT BORPHUKAN

History in videos – Aneesh Gokhale talks about Brahmaputra on Fb Live

Hello everyone. I had a short Fb Live session on the 21st of May 2017 , for about 20 mins. It had been organised by Swarajya Magazine and Indic Book Club. I spoke about what inspired me to write "Brahmaputra" and how did I go about gathering information. Brahmaputra - Story of Lachit Barphukan is … Continue reading History in videos – Aneesh Gokhale talks about Brahmaputra on Fb Live

The Forgotten King – Hemu

Hemchandra conquered Delhi and Agra . He won twenty two consecutive battles against the Mughals. He was crowned as a monarch and took the title "Vikramaditya" Read the full article published in DNA : The Forgotten King Do check out my books at Amazon India

Defeat of the 8th century Arab invasion

For three centuries from 712 AD to 1001 AD, Indian kings kept Arab invaders at bay ! A totally unknown part of history , how an arc of Indian kings from Kashmir to Karnatak kept invaders at bay. The full article was published on DNA . Read here : Defeat of Arab invasion Check out my … Continue reading Defeat of the 8th century Arab invasion

The Curious Case of Jodhpur

How Sardar Patel tore up Jinnah’s “blank cheque” and averted Jodhpur’s possible merger with Pakistan Read the full article, which was published in DNA - Curious case of Jodhpur Check out my books on Maratha and Assamese history at Amazon India

Rudra Singha – Plan to invade Bengal

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 full article in DNA Newspaper  - Rudra Singha Check out my book on Lachit Barphukan at Amazon India