Everything you want to know about the History of Cooch Behar at Mintage World



Cooch Behar was a princely state in North Bengal bounded by the district of Jalpaiguri, Goalpara and Rangpur. This region once formed a part of the ancient and famous kingdom of Kamarupa. In the 15th century it was ruled by a dynasty of Khen kings, the last of who called Nilambar, was overthrown by the Afghans under Alauddin Hussain, the king of Gaur in 1498. Alauddin appointed his son governor over Nilambar’s territories with the object of pushing his conquest farther east, but the latter was eventually defeated and his troops driven out of the country. A period of anarchy ensued during which a number of petty principalities were formed by independent local rulers called Bhuiyas and a fresh kingdom was then established by the Kochs.

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