Bhavyata Foundation in association with Nimyth presents second in the ‘India First Nation Building’ Series – Dissemination of Untold Indian History. A talk on India’s Forgotten Hero from Assam: Lachit Borphukhan.Historians may have neglected Assam but history has not. History text books give details of the Indus Valley civilisation, the Ganges Valley civilisation and the Mughals, the British etc, but they hardly mention the Brahmaputra Valley civilisation, when the history of Assam is unique.
Rather, noteworthy to mention that Assam was the only State in India, which defeated 17 successive attempts at invasion by the Delhi Sultans and the Mughal Emperors, which are a reminder of the preservation of freedom of thought and culture of Bharat. The very name Assam, with its roots in the word Asama or invincible, denotes how this land held its own, through most of India’s medieval history. Ruled by the powerful Ahoms for 600 years from the mid 13th century, the Mughals couldn’t touch Assam. In fact, it was here that they suffered their most embarrassing defeat in the year was 1671 in the decisive battle of Saraighat, which was fought on the raging waters of the Brahmaputra. Catch up with scintillating presentation of this most historic battle, as Aneesh Gokhale reveals grappling narration of sequences in moment of history.
Completed his schooling in Pune and is currently working in merchant navy as a navigating officer. He is the published author of two books – “Brahmaputra – The Story of Lachit Barphukan , Assamese contemporary of Chhatrapati Shivaji” and “Sahyadris to Hindukush – Maratha conquest of Lahore and Attock”.