Assam History

Assam is located in the north-eastern part of the country and is endowed with enchanting natural beauty. The history of Assam is the history of the confluence of the people from the east, west, south, and the north; thus, it is the confluence of Austroasiatic, Tibeto Burman, Tai, and Indo-Aryan cultures. It was invaded multiple times, but it never became a colony or vassal to any external power until the third Burmese invasion in 1821. The British made Assam their colony in 1824 during the First Anglo Burmese War. Assamese history has parts influenced by various sources. The Ahom kingdom of medieval Assam has chronicles called Buranjis written in the Ahom and Assamese languages. The history of Assam has been mentioned in the corpus of Kamarupa inscriptions on rock, copper plates, clay, royal grants, and more than the Kamarupa kings issued during their rule. 

The history of Assam has its magnificence, and it can be divided into four eras. The ancient era began in the 4th century with the mention of Kamarupa in Samudragupta, which has its mention in the Allahabad Pillar and the establishment of the Kamarupa kingdom. The medieval era started with the invasion of the Bengal sultanate, which happened in 120 after the attack by  Bakhtiyar Khilji. The complete era has been mentioned in the Kanai-boroxiboa rock inscription. Then the colonial era started with establishing British control after the Treaty of Yandabo in 1826, and the postcolonial era began in 1947 after the Independence of India. 

The common theme of Medieval kingship has narratives in Assam associated with Shaktism and Kamakhya temple.