Sibsagar, one of the modern districts of Assam, came
into prominence under the Ahom rulers. The Ahoms, a group of the Shan invaders, under the
hegemony of Sukhapha, first conquered the eastern portion of the country and later on, his
descendants ruled the entire country for nearly six hundred years.
It is an undeniable fact that the whom rule gave
Assam for several centuries a good and strong, government which, resisting
several Muhammadan invasions, kept the country in peace, prosperity and order.
Author - B.K.Barua &