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 … Continue reading Google Hangouts session on Indian History with Vision India Foundation , IIT D , IIT R students
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)
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 a book on Lachit Barphukan ? A person largely unknown outside his native Assam ? I had chanced upon an Amar Chitra Katha (comic book series on various personalities) on Lachit Barphukan around fifteen years ago. The Assamese warrior valiantly fought against the Mughal empire. What … Continue reading Why have I chosen to write “Brahmaputra”
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, … Continue reading Brahmaputra – Sample pages
The almost-unknown story of Lachit Borphukan, the Ahom warrior who stood up to the mighty Mughals, flows as smoothly as the Brahmaputra itself, with the author interspersing historical fact with a vivid Amar Chitra Katha-like narrative, says Amlan Jyoti Hazarika — Continue reading Review of Brahmaputra in DNA Newspaper.
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 .