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
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
Sample pages from my book on Lachit Barphukan , titled ” Brahmaputra”
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This article shall explain how, from the time of Babur to that of Aurangzeb, foreign born nobility always formed the major component of Mughal nobility. No, not descendants … Continue reading How Indian was the Mughal Empire ?
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 Peshwa was a fifteen-year-old boy named Sawai Madhavrao. For the entertainment of the young Peshwa, a menagerie — a collection of birds and animals — … Continue reading The Peshwa’s private zoo !
Ramsej thus set a pattern for the Maratha-Mughal war. It is interesting to note, that between two forts, Ramsej near Nashik and Gingee in Tamil Nadu, … Continue reading Aurangzeb and the Siege of Ramsej
In today’s world, travelling from Mumbai to Pune or vice versa is a breeze. For those of us who remember the two-lane road and its serpentine … Continue reading The Bombay – Poona Road : Story of a highway !
The backbone of the British Empire was the army it created in India. It had one of the best cavalry and armed soldiers amongst all its … Continue reading The ghost of 1857 forever haunted the British Empire
It is generally assumed that India went from the Mughals to the British in the nineteenth century. Nothing could be farther than the truth. For it … Continue reading Battle of Delhi – Marathas v/s British (1803)
“ In the desperate valour with which it was contested by both sides , in the equality of the numbers engaged , and in the proportion … Continue reading Battle of Laswari – Untold chronicle of Marathas
Title : Urban Naxals – the making of ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ Author : Vivek Agnihotri Publisher : Garuda Prakashan Year : 2018 Rating : 9/10 Naxalism, most of us believe, is something happening in far away jungles – aided by small bands of extremists. Of tribal areas under some extremist rouge elements threatening the Indian state. Every now and then, news comes in of an attack on a CRPF camp or convoy and we all shake our heads in disgust and sadness. But the malaise goes far deeper, and as this book shows, is not limited … Continue reading Book Review – Urban Naxals.
Mughals were thought to be invincible in an open field battle. But February 1672 changed that decisively ! The years between 1670 and 1672 are perhaps a … Continue reading The Battle of Salher – 1672