British Rule in Assam

British Rule in Assam During the reign of Kamaleswar Singha (1795-1811) and Chandra Kanta Singha (1811-1818), the royal court gradually showed the sign of a polarisation. During the time of Chandrakanta Singha, the court was virtually divided into two blocks. the king and the members of the royal family were on one side, and Purnananda … Read more

Art ,Handicrafts  and Paintings  Forms of Assam

Art ,Handicrafts  and Paintings  Forms of Assam The Arts and Crafts of Assam are world famous for unique traditional methods of production and for tribal art forms. The people of Assam have traditionally been craftsmen. Assam is mostly known for its exquisite silks and the bamboo and cane products, several other crafts are also made … Read more

Ahom Policy towards the neighbouring hill tribes

Except the kingdom of Jayantia, Ahom relations with the Kacharis , the Khasis and Garos were quite cordial. Assam’s contacts with the Garos were mainly confined to the tribes living in the south bank of the Brahmaputra and the Ahom policy was one of conciliation and friendship so that commercial intercourse could be there. Sukapha … Read more

Decline and fall of the Ahom Kingdom the Moamariya Rebellion and the Burmese Invasions

The Moamoria Rebellion started during the reign of Swargadeo Lakshmi Singha and ended during the reign of Swargadeo Kamaleswar Singha. It continued up to 36 years, from 1769 to 1805.It was a conflict between Ahom Kings and the Moran people of upper Assam, who were disciple of the Moamara Sattra. Rise of vaishnavism, Ahom Paik System and internal clash among … Read more

Ahom Rule at its zenith of Rudra Singha (1696-1714) to Rajeswer Singha (1751- 1769): political history

The Zenith of the Ahom power was reached in the reign of RudraSinha or Sukhrungpha (1696-1714). He founded new capital at Rangpur presently known as Sivasagar. During his reign subjugation of Cachar and Jaintia was completed in 1700 A.D., and Nagas were brought under the control of Ahom kingdom. In 1745, Sunenphaa or Pramatta Singh, the … Read more

Assam in the second half of the 17 Century- the Ahom-Mughal Wars – Mir Jumla’s Assam Invasion- causes and consequences

Mir Jumlas , governor of Bengal led an invasion under the reign of Arungazeb in 1662. It was the mightiest of all the mugal invasions in assam,his fleet comprising 12,000 cavalry, 30,000 infantry, and a fleet of 323 ships and boats.The naval contingent comprised Portuguese and Dutch sailors. Baduli Phukan who was the commander in … Read more