Society and Economy in North-East India, Volume 2

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Contributed papers presented at a symposium held in 1999.

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This book has been written in a hurry. Deeper research was needed on Darrang raja after 1638 strarting from Dharmanarayana. Two facts are incorrect first that Balinarayana ruled Darrang. Hedied in the war with Lakhminarayana and Prikshit narayana died in Triveni Allahabad because Mugal badsha did not allow him to go back where as Lakshinarayana was allowed to go back. Ref The Eastern Frontier of British India, Published by A.Mukherjee 1946 and Annals of Delhi Badshahi Chapter XIX page 193.
Kindly read from my finding mentioned below.
History of Darrang Raja-Bigining of Brahmin Rule
With the Mughals reaching the doorsteps of the Ahoms, hostilities ensued. These finally led to a large Mughal army attacking the Ahom kingdom in 1615-1616. On [[January 27]], [[1616]], the Ahoms, under the king [[Susenghphaa|Pratap Singha]], attacked the Mughals before dawn and massacred a major portion of the Mughal army. The Ahoms defeated the Mughals in the Bharali war and re-occupied Darrang from the Mughals. After the region was cleared of the Mughals, [[Pratap Singha]] established Dharma Narayan, the brother of Parikshit Narayan a brahmin, as the Raja of Darrang.The Ahoms, with the help of Dharmanarayana, then moved against the remnant of the Mughals ruling in Hajo. After many battles the Ahoms and Dharmanarayana’s army finally conquered Hajo and removed their influence from Goalpara. Dharmanarayana began his rule from Hajo.Beginning with 1637 the Ahoms faced a number of reverses, including the death of Dharmanarayana in Singari battle in 1638. His son ascended the throne and became the king of [[Darrang]] (excluding [[Tezpur]]). On the other hand, the Ahoms ruled the eastern part of Darrang (the present [[Sonitpur]]) through Kalia Bhomora Borphukan, stationed at Kaliabor. In 1639 by the [[Treaty of Asurar Ali]] between the Ahom general [[Momai Tamuli Borbarua]] and the Mughal commander Allahyar Khan the river Barnadi was fixed as the boundary between the Mughal empire and the Ahom kingdom.
Split is Sankardevas satra
After the death of Sankardeva the famous saint of Assam, This Brahmin follower of Sankardeva Damodardeva split from the sect and succeeded in forming his own sect in Kamrup. The raja of Koch Hozo, Raghudeva had already asked Madavadeva to leave koch hozo and he had setteled in Koch- Behar then ruled by Lakhminarayana. This sect set up by Damodardeva was represented by Parikshitnarayana who was also accused of accepting and preaching sudras faith and therefore orders were given for his extermination. He also shifted to Koch Behar and set up Vakunthapur Satra. It was pity that all the great Vashnavites of Assam had to leave Assam and die in Koch Behar.
Death of Raja Parikshitnarayana
Raja Parishitnarayana was son of Raghudeva raja of Koch Hozo . Parishit narayana killed most of his brothers and always fought with Lakhminarayana. During Mugal invasion Prishitnarayana and Lakhminarayana were presented before Jahangir in Delhi. Lakhshminaraya accepted the emperor but Parishitnarayana did not bow before him and he was always very unfair hence Jahangir sent him to Triveni where he died. His kingdom was ruled by Mugals where as Lakshminarayana was allowed to rule Koch behar.
Death of Balinarayana
Raja Raghudeva had many sons and one was Balinarayan who was killed in a battle by mistake with Lakhminarayana. Balinarayana was brother of Parishitnarayana raja of Koch Hozo. After their death administration of Koch Hozo was entrusted to Kabi-Shekhar by Jahangir with Ibrahim Karori and together they introduced many land reforms and reform in tax collection and there was peace in Koch Hozo.[[This was the end of Koch dynasty( Mech ) on Koch Hozo and beginning of Brahmin rule which last till 1826.]]
Raja Dharmanaraya of Darrang
'''Balinarayana brother of Raja Parishitnarayana was killed in the battle hence he could not have been made the raja of Darrang by Raja Pratap Shinga as has been said in many writings. The question is who was this Dharmanarayana? Dharmanaraya was actually brother of another

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