Purandar Fort – A post 1818 history.

Originally published in DNA on 8 Sept 2019. When things had reached the breaking point between the East India Company and the Peshwa Baji Rao II in 1818, the British set out on a campaign to capture the forts in the Sahyadris. Purandar, along with Sinhagad, Raigad and Trimbak, commanded a status of importance evenContinue reading “Purandar Fort – A post 1818 history.”

Google Hangouts session on Indian History with Vision India Foundation , IIT D , IIT R students

Some days ago, I was invited for a Google Hangout session by a group of IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee students, some of them associated with a group named Vision India foundation. It was indeed a privilege and honour for me to interact with them. A big thank you to Shubham Kumar for organizing theContinue reading “Google Hangouts session on Indian History with Vision India Foundation , IIT D , IIT R students”

Sahyadris to Hindukush (Flipkart & Amazon India)

Sahyadris to Hindukush – The Maratha Conquest of Lahore and Attock Second edition !!! Pgs : 187 Price : Rs 200 Purchase on FLIPKART Purchase on Amazon India Interview in DNA viz Sahyadris to Hindukush ‘A historical novel describing the rise and spread of the Maratha empire , culminating in the conquest of Attock ,Continue reading “Sahyadris to Hindukush (Flipkart & Amazon India)”

Raireshwar – Nakhind – Aswalkhind : Jan 2011

DAY 1 : Raireshwar – Nakhind – Kudali It had been 5 months since my last trek , what with me being away in Delhi . For someone accustomed to trekking once every 20 odd days , 5 months was quite a sabbatical ! . So when Priti asked whether I was interested in aContinue reading “Raireshwar – Nakhind – Aswalkhind : Jan 2011”

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fOayADK5NY Book : Brahmaputra Pgs : 232  , Price : Rs 250 Available on Amazon India   and  Flipkart Why have I chosen to write aContinue reading “Why have I chosen to write “Brahmaputra””

Brahmaputra – Sample pages

BRAHMAPUTRA – The Story of Lachit Barphukan, Assamese contemporary of Chhatrapati Shivaji  Purchase on Amazon India Chapter 1 Jayadhwaj Singha Jayadhwaj Singha, king of the Ahoms, was wearing the ochre coloured robes of a simple soldier. His sword, a weapon with a long hilt and a straight blade called a heng dang which denoted hisContinue reading “Brahmaputra – Sample pages”

Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar

Sample pages from  ” Sahyadris to Hindukush “ Chapter 3 — Jirga , Kandahar   The dry brown-red cedar leaf crunched under the horse’s hoof, splintering into a hundred pieces with a distinct crackle. Rehmat Khan Barakzai, astride the sturdy Arabian horse, wrapped his keffiyah closer to his face, to protect himself from the chillyContinue reading “Chapter 3 – Jirga , Kandahar”

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 thatContinue reading “Lachit Barphukan – Defeater of Mughals”

Lachit Barphukan & Religion – A rebuttal to Commie deception.

Originally posted on storieswithasoul:
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,…