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SANGYUKTA SAINYA BAHINIR SARVADHINAYAK CHILARAI ARU TENWOR SAMAICHOWA is a work the legendary 16th century hero Chilarai of many a battle, Yuaraj Suladvaj, most popularly known as Chilarai (the Kite King), the legendary Koch Generalissimo, who held the position of the Commander in Chief and the Dewan (Prime Minister) of Maharaj Naranarayana, the emperor of Kamata-Kamrup (1533 – 87). He is one of the greatest warrior heroes and most colourful personalities of all time. In the course of a single military expedition (1562 – 64), he conquered all the kingdoms of the Eastern Region of India, without facing a single defeat.
Theatre on Wheels – A brief history of mobile theatre in Assam
Author: Dr. Jayanta Kumar Sarma & Kishor Kumar Kalita, Language: English, Category: Theatre & Culture ISBN: 978-8193429662, Price: 600/-
The traveling theatres industry, called mobile theatre, is a one-of-its-kind institution, without any parallel in India, and even in the world. Hundreds of people – artists, technicians, support staff – travel from one corner of the state to the other corner (sometimes even outside the state) staging full-scale dramas on makeshift huge theatre halls, that can house hundreds, erected within days. Once the performance is over, the entourage moves to another place dismantling and carrying with them the tent and the equipment. The mobile theatres have over the years not only entertained the people in the countryside but also generated employment for thousands transforming itself into an industry. This book looks at the phenomenon of mobile theatre from a historical perspective.
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.
Generalissimo Chilarai and His Times
Author: Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, Language: English, Category: History & Society, ISBN: 978-8193429648 Price: Rs.499/-
Generalissimo Chilarai and His Times is the first-ever book written in English, on the legendary 16th century hero of many a battle, Yuaraj Suladvaj, most popularly known as Chilarai (the Kite King), the legendary Koch Generalissimo, who held the position of the Commander in Chief and the Dewan (Prime Minister) of Maharaj Naranarayana, the emperor of Kamata-Kamrup (1533 – 87). He is one of the greatest warrior heroes and most colourful personalities of all time.