Assamese Literature and Economic Condition During Ahom Kings

Assamese Literature

During the reign of Ahom Assamese literature began to flourish gradually with the patronage of Ahom kings accepted the Assamese language as their court language leaving their original Thai language. Ahom kings used to keep Brahmin Pandit in their court. With the help of them, they translated the ancient Hindu Sastra the Puritans and the epic into Assamese. In the Ahom rule, Sankardev wrote the Kirtan Ghosha and Madhabdev wrote Nam-Ghosa the famous Assamese literary books of the period.At the same time, Ram Saraswati translated the Mahabharata in Assamese and Kaviraj Chakrvary translated Brahmavarivarta Puran into Assamese verse. Sukumar Barkaith wrote the Haiti Vidyarnaba, a book on the elephant disease. Another important Book was Ghora nidan a book on the Treatment of horses.
Another kind of liberation of Ahom period in the Buyranjis that is the histories of Assam. History writing was the traditional system of Ahom kings, original they wrote their history in Tai language but after the acceptance of Assamese as their own language, it was written in Assamese. They also wrote the history of the neighboring state such as Tripura buranji, Padshah buranji, Kachari buranji, Jayantia buranji, etc. Koch kings had no habit writing there buranji like Ahoms. But they used to write the family history of royal family i.e. Vamsavalis. The biographical works of Vaishnava Preachers are also another kinds of the literature of Ahom period. These are called Charit Puthis. Katha Guru Charit or the Guru Charit Katha is the important one.
At the beginning, Ahom kings had no idea of about the brick and concrete works for the building. Up to the reign of Rudra Singh houses and Raj Kareng were building by using bamboos and woods. Form the times of contact with the Mughal, Muslim architecture influence the Ahom technics of house building in Assam. From that period house building works used to build with brick and stones. Buildings and temples were made be the bricks and concrete. Talatal Ghar, Rang Ghar and kareng Ghar, Siva, Vishnu and Devi Dols of Sivsagar, Jaidul of Jaysagar and many other temples were made of brick and stone.

Economic Condition-

During the reign of Ahom, the economy of Assam was mainly agrarian and of self-sufficient one. Almost all the necessary goods were produced by themselves. At that time people were living very simple lives and they were signified with very limited commodities. Goods not setting and purchasing in the market.Trading was not very significant at that time. The silver coin was used in some cases only Koches were using some kinds of coin known as Narayani Mudras.
Industries. There were some kinds of cottage industries in Assam kingdom.Some kind of handicraft articles were made with the locally available resources. These were mainly bamboo and woodwork, silk and weaving works, metal works, ivory works. They also made some items of everyday use such as houses, bad steads, boat chairs, tables etc. They made some temple material for use.They can make Pat, mugs, and etc. They can produce brass-bell metal, pottery, and bricks etc.

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