Aneesh Gokhale is the author of "Brahmaputra" - The Story of Lachit Barphukan . The book is about the Assam - Mughal war of the 1660s.
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 his … 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 —
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 … Continue reading Lachit Barphukan – Defeater of Mughals