SUKAPHA AND HIS TIMES
Author: Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, Language: English, Category: History & Society, ISBN: 978-8193429655, Price: Rs.399/-
A historical biography on the adventurous Tai prince Sukapha (later King). He traversed hundreds of miles, in mountainous terrains, extending over a period of 12 or13 years, from his father’s kingdom Maulung in Yunan province on the bank of the Shewli in the Upper Burma region. He entered the Brahmaputra valley, seeking better fortunes, accompanied by his supporting nobles, soldiers, and others, about 1128 AD, after winning over local tribes encountered during the long arduous journey, through battles and peace initiatives. Finally, he zeroed upon Charaideo (presently in Sivasagar district), where he set up his capital and ruled as undisputed leader upto1268 A.D before he died. He established the powerful Ahom kingdom, in Soumara (Upper Assam). Sukapha and his progenies, later known as the Ahoms, ruled over undivided Asom for the next 600 years. This book attempts to deal with the multi-faceted life and personality of Sukapha, with some highlights on the Ahoms.