The Revolutionary Reign of Sadiya Khowa Gohain
Sadiya Khowa Gohain was an influential figure in Assam's history and a symbol of the region's resistance against the colonial British rule. During her lifetime, she fought for the rights of the Mishing people and was a prominent leader of the Ahom kingdom. Her legacy is remembered today as a symbol of courage and tenacity.
Sadiya Khowa Gohain was born in the Ahom court in the latter part of the 17th century. Her father was the Ahom king and her mother was a Mishing princess. As a child, she was educated in the court and was well-versed in the scriptures and poetry.
At the age of 15, she was married to Lengdon Gohain, a respected Ahom commander. This marriage was arranged by the king to ensure that the Mishing and Ahom people had a stronger alliance. During this period, she assumed the title of "Khowa Gohain" and was highly respected by both her Ahom and Mishing subjects.
Fighting for Freedom
When the British East India Company started to expand its rule into Assam, the Ahom kingdom was the first to resist. Sadiya Khowa Gohain was a key leader of this resistance and fought against the British forces with her husband. She was a major part of the Ahom army and led several successful campaigns against the British.
During the resistance, she also organized the Mishing people to fight alongside the Ahom forces. She was able to unite the Mishing and Ahom forces and create a strong alliance to fight against the British forces. This alliance was successful in delaying the British takeover of the region and preventing its complete colonization.
Sadiya Khowa Gohain is remembered today as a symbol of courage and strength in the face of adversity. She was a major part of the Ahom kingdom's resistance against the British and played a pivotal role in uniting the Mishing and Ahom people. Her legacy still lives on in Assam, where she is remembered for her bravery and determination.
Sadiya Khowa Gohain was a true revolutionary who fought for the rights of her people and defended her kingdom against the British. Her courage and tenacity are still celebrated in Assam today, and she will always be remembered as an inspirational figure in the region's history.