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Ahom Dynasty: Assam's Long-Ruling Legacy



  Nov 29, 2023

Ahom Dynasty



1. Who were the Ahoms?

The Ahoms were a Tai ethnic group who founded the Ahom kingdom in the 13th century in present-day Assam, India. They played a significant role in the region’s history for almost 600 years.

2. When did the Ahom Dynasty rule?

The Ahom Dynasty ruled from the 13th century to the early 19th century (1228-1826 AD), making it one of the longest-ruling dynasties in Indian history.

3. What are some notable achievements of the Ahom Dynasty?

The Ahom Dynasty is known for its administrative innovations, unique warfare techniques, and significant contributions to cultural and religious life in Assam. They successfully resisted Mughal expansion in Northeast India.

4. What was the social structure like in the Ahom Kingdom?

The Ahom society was organized on the basis of a unique system called ‘Paik’, a type of corvée labor system. Social structure was relatively egalitarian compared to other contemporary societies.

5. How did the Ahom Dynasty end?

The Ahom Dynasty gradually weakened due to internal conflicts and external pressures, eventually falling to the Burmese invasions and later becoming part of British India in the early 19th century. SRIRAM’s


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