Archive for category Assam

The army general who fought a battle even when he was ill – Lachit Borphukan

Assam, at the plains of the Brahmaptura river, with its plentiful bounty and beautiful mountains¬† was a coveted territorry for the Mughals during their invasion in the 17th century. The Mughals made repeated attempts to capture Assam. During a period of internal dissension, the Mughals had taken advantage of these conflicts and captured Guwahati and never stopped trying to go annex more territory in Assam. However, they were badly defeated in the Battle of Saraighat in 1671, and following that, Assam remained under the Ahom rulers until the end of their rule. The battle of Saraighat was fought on the banks of the Brahmaputra in the Guwahati region. Read the rest of this entry »