History of Gosanimari Rajpat in Kamatapur Kingdom:A Study on Archaeological Findings
Department in History
Banarhat Kartik Oraon Hindi Government College
Banarhat, Jalpaiguri,West Benga
Abstract:: Earthen history of human past comes out through excavations, diggings, and findings of archaeological remains that could unveil historical antiquity back to the past in the reconstruction of history. The Gosanimari Rajpat, an archaeological Wonder of north Bengal which was the capital city of Khen dynasty of Kamata Kingdom is located at Gosanimari village of Dinhata Police station in Koch Bihar District. The site contains ruins of the ancient city of Kamatapur, the capital of Kamata kingdom. The ruins site was excavated in between 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 under the directives of Archaeological Survey of India having traces of earthed citadel, Rampart walls and fortifications evidences. Archaeologists believe that findings of stone sculptures, terracotta plaque, some iron objects like nails, chisel can be dated to the 11th -12th century settlement at this site. Gosanimari site is now under the surveillance of ASI, Eastern circle and it continues digging and remnant remains are being discovered from it and its adjacent areas. Archaeologists and historians have firm believe that further excavation will reveal earthen history of the Khen Kings of Kamata Kingdom. The present paper aims to discuss archaeological discoveries and investigate cultural pattern of Gosanimari Rajpat to explore its untold history
Key Words:Khen dynasty, Rajpat, Excavation, Pottery Wares, Sculptures, etc.