Purchase – Brahmaputra

BrahmaputraThe Story of Lachit Barphukan, Assamese contemporary of Chhatrapati Shivaji

” Gokhale must be applauded for his effort to bring to ‘mainland’ India the little-known story of a man who stood up successfully to a mighty power.

The stories of Shivaji, a king, and Lachit, commander of the Assamese army, run parallel to each other, bound, as the author puts it, by their “undying patriotism, will to set right historical wrongs and the bravery needed to stand up to a huge empire”.

— Amlan Jyoti Hazarika , DNA Newspaper , Mumbai

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Book : Brahmaputra .

Pgs : 232

Publisher : Shree Vyankatesh Prakashan

Price : Rs 250

Order directly from author : (Bank details will be sent on receiving order to email)

The year is 1661, and Aurangzeb has sent two of his best warriors – Mir Jumla and Diler Khan to conquer Assam. The Mughal empire already spreads from Kabul to Bengal on the border of Assam .The distant land, being ruled by the Ahom dynasty, is in disarray at the time. Mir Jumla swiftly sweeps across the hilly banks of the Brahmaputra, and annexes more than half the kingdom to the Mughal empire, including the prized city of Guwahati. Their villages and cities stand destroyed, their temples and places of burial are defiled and the Ahom princess is forcefully taken to the Mughal harem. The Ahom king, Chakradhwaj Singha, resolves to remove the stain of this insult to his land and people by waging war against the Mughals. He reposes his faith in a newly appointed commander – Lachit Barphukan. A long drawn campaign begins to oust the invaders from Assam….. This is the heroic tale of the Assamese and their leader Lachit Barphukan, who inspired his men to face the Mughal empire,. A story of the basic human desire for freedom, and the people’s struggle to achieve it. A tale of valour and sacrifice. At the same time, far away in the Deccan, the Marathas are also fighting for swarajya from the Mughals. Thus, linking the far flung lands with a common love of freedom and swarajya and the will to fight for it.

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Praise for the author’s first book- Sahyadris to Hindukush

“With these tales of courage, Aneesh Gokhale helps rebuild our pride in our land and its people”

—  Mr Yogesh Pawar ( Asst Editor , DNA)

” A lot of pains have been taken by the author to research and write this book. To have done so at such a young age in indeed commendable”

— Prof Bhalchandra Kolhatkar, ( Kesri, Pune)

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11 comments

  1. It is really heartening to see a book on a little known, but brave hero of Indian history. I was told the story of Lachit Barphukan when I was a kid and considered myself lucky to have heard the story. It is really good to see a book dedicated to the unsung hero.

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