Re exploring Medieval Assam: A Study of Administrative System Of Assam Under Mughals


  • Arnisha Ashraf


Medieval, Assam, Mughal, Ahom, Administative


Assam in the medieval period was a mixture of varied ethnic groups and communities with their own dialects, manners and customs. Historically, this period starts with the arrival of the Ahoms in the early part of the 13th century and continued until the termination of their rule in 1826.[1] One of the most significant events in the history of Assam is the Mughal invasion of Assam and the subsequent Mughal-Ahom conflict. Despite not having a permanent foothold over the region, the Mughals managed to bring various changes in the existing systems of the region, thus adding new fragments to it. The following paper is an attempt to re explore this period in order to examine the administrative system of Assam under Mughals and the changing dynamics of the same.


[1] Swarna L. Baruah, A Comprehensive History of Assam, (New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publication Pvt.Ltd. 2015), 7.