In What Ways Was The History Of The Gonds Different From That Of The Ahoms? Were There Any Similarities?

The history of the Gonds was different from that of the Ahoms in the following ways:

  • The Gonds lived in a vast forested region called Gondwana, while the Ahoms migrated to the Brahmaputra valley from present-day Myanmar in the 13th century.
  • The Gonds practiced shifting cultivation, while the Ahoms did not practice this type of cultivation.
  • The Gond society was not as developed as the Ahom’s, while the Ahoms built a large state using firearms, and they could even make high-quality gunpowder and cannons.

Yes. There were many similarities between the Gonds and Ahoms:

  • Both Gonds and Ahoms were capable of building large states.
  • Both Gonds and Ahoms granted land to the Brahmanas, who became very influential.
  • Both Gonds and Ahoms had to face the Mughal attack. Despite their brave defence, both were defeated by the Mughals.

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