Ethnicity of Chakma and Tongchangya.

The following article was published in Journal of Applied Science & Social Science, Vol. II, No I. March –April 2011 (ISSN 2229 3205) By Rupak Debnath Chakmas are the major ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; outside the Hill Tracts, there are Chakmas in Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Tanchangyas number less than one-… Read More

Excerpt from Sneha Kumar Chakma’s memorandum to CHADIGANG CONFERERNCE – Amsterdam 10 – 11 October 1986.

When World War II virtually ended in favour of the allies, the British government decided to abdicate sovereignty of India with a pledge to give the Muslims a home land – Pakistan. Lord Wavell sat in conference at Simla to accord an Interim Government – July, 1945. Finding independence and partition of India inevitable, the… Read More

Top 11 Rules to Cease Hatred.

——Hatred do not Cease through hatreds, through love alone they cease. “By Gautama Buddha” ============================================================ 1. He who practises “Metta” sleeps happily. As he goes to sleep with light heart free from hatred he naturally falls asleep at once. This fact is clearly demonstrated by those who are full of living – kindness. They are… Read More

Top 10 rules for Happy and Healthy Life from the Philosophy of Jainism.

Mahavira is also known as Vardhamāna and he was the twenty-fourth tirthankara (ford-maker) who revived Jainism. In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Mahavira was born in the early part of the 6th century BC into a Royal Kshatriya family in present-day Bihar, India. He abandoned all worldly possessions at the age of 30… Read More

Top 20 rules for Happy and Healthy Life from the Philosophical Thoughts of Gautama Buddha.

– A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds faults in everything. – Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. – Acceptance of yourself is far more important than acceptance from others. – All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as… Read More

The Buddha’s aunt led the first women’s rights march in recorded history.

===================================== Mahapajapati Gotami—a feminist from ancient India born in 600 BC, and the aunt and foster mother of Siddhārtha Gotama, best known as the Buddha. Women were already studying Buddhism in its early days—but there was no monastic order for them to join. And while women could participate, they could not lead this burgeoning movement.… Read More

A Historical Research on “Chakma Community”.

*Introduction: ============ Chakma, is one of the large Indigenous Nation living in the south-east Asia and recognised by the- United Nations. Presently living in different parts of globe. They are 99% Theravada Buddhists and have own language andscript. The nation that only write own nation as their title or family name as “Chakma” in the… Read More

Chakma NGO’s Urged the Government of India to amend the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.

29 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE Over one lakh Chin refugees in Mizoram: Chakma NGOs demand amendment of the CAB, 2019 New Delhi: In a memorandum submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs today, the Chakma NGOs have urged the Government of India to further amend the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the forthcoming Budget Session… Read More

Buddhist Nuns in Thailand: Fighting for Equality

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni: The decision to become a Buddhist nun is not taken lightly. First, mothers and other family members cut off long wisps of hair. A female monk takes on Thailand’s clergyNext they chop it as short as the scissors will manage. And then come the razors. White clad ‘Mae Chi’ laywomen bow over the… Read More


1. The Blessed Lord preached that there was rebirth. But the Blessed Lord also preached that there was no transmigration. 2. There were not wanting people who criticised the Lord for preaching what they regarded as two such contradictory doctrines. 3. How can there be rebirth unless there is transmigration? asked the critics. 4. There… Read More

Philosophical Thoughts of Buddha for Happy and Healthy Life.

1. Introduction —————————————————- —————————————————- Life is beautiful. Everything is in the hands of an individual. Only thing is that to know the right way to see the self. Self-awareness, self interest, self motivation, self realization, self-appreciation, self actualization, self management, self assessment, and self reliance are very important for happy and healthy life. Many philosophers… Read More


The Mizos are believed to be of Mongoloid origin and this was first described by T.H.Lewin,’ and this was supported by other Mizo writers.This was believed to be true as the Mizo have all the features of Mongoloid races and the Mongolian patch: a purplish, triangular area of skin at the base of the spine… Read More


Originally posted by “The Chakma Network”. Education is the backbone of every society and country as a whole. Better education is very necessary for all to go ahead in the life and get success. It develops confidence and helps building personality of a person. Education plays a great role in everyone’s life. Good education gives… Read More

The Karnafuli Hydro- project: its impact on the Chakmas.

(Please follow our website or subscribe through email if you wants to know more about our History). The Kamafuli hydro-project was conceived as a multi-purpose scheme as early as 1906. Subsequent to the partition in 1947, the Kamafuli project became a priority development scheme. The site chosen was a village of Kaptaimukh. The Kaptaimukh site… Read More

History of the Chakma’s in Mizoram.

(Please follow our website and subscribe through email for the future posts and do not forget to share it with your friends). “The Chakma’s : Origins, Settlements, and Religion during 1200 A.D.” From the book is very clear that we (Chakma’s) have been in Assam since 1200 AD and after that we went to Burma… Read More

Cultural History of the Chakma Ethnic Tribe in Mizoram by Sanjeev Kumar Dey, Assistant Professor of Kamalanagar College.

Abstract—Mizoram is situated on the North-East end of India. The Chakmas are one of the important tribe in the region. They are known differently to different people. They have a culture very much different from the other tribes of the region. Their language, custom, tradition, costume, and religion is different. They are Buddhist unlike others… Read More

The Chakma’s of Mizoram are in the state of Imprilment.

“Save Chakma’s of Mizoram from Unethical Administration under the Newly Formed MNF Government”. “If Mizoram is for Mizos, Nagaland is for Nagas, Assam is for Assamese, Punjab is for Punjabis and so on, then India is for whom. Everybody knew it India is a diversified country and there’s none who can say “this is my… Read More

An Isolated Chakma Village in Assam.

A brief descriptions of Bhaicherra. —————————————————- ——————————————————————————————————– Bhaicherra is an isolated Chakma village in Hilakhandi District of Assam, India which is called Bhaibahenti in Assamese dialect. It is indeed downhearted that still many of us do not know that there is a “Chakma Village” in Hilakhandi District except those who are studying in Shillong and… Read More

Importance of Kathin-Chivor-Dana for the Laymen in Buddhist Traditions.

IMPORTANCE OF “KATHIN-CIVOR-DANA” FOR THE BUDDHISTS.   ‘Civor’ is a “robe”, dana means “offerings” therefore the very word “Chivor Dana” means offerings of robe to the monks by the laymen. We humans are social animals, cloth is one of the basic necessity in our daily lives. we have shy and fear because we have human… Read More


  Unlike unethical leaders, ethical leaders are those who are not afraid of doing what they truly believe to be right, even if it is unpopular, unprofitable,and inconvenient. Due to which they are honoured everywhere. There are some characteristics or traits that an ethical leaders possesses through which everyone can adjudicate him or her. An… Read More


Your attitude determines your altitude – in business and in life. You can’t change someone else’s attitude for them. But this powerful adage is a great reminder that you can put in front of anyone who needs an attitude adjustment. I want to talk about a few of the many ways each of us can… Read More

A brief autobiography of Bana_Bhante Spiritual Buddhist Leader of Bangladesh.

Happy Birthday to His Holiness Bana Bhante. His Eminence Sadhanananda Mahathera was born on January 8 in 1920 in Moghban union of Sadar upazila in Rangamati Hill District. His original name was Ratindra Chakma. Since his early life, Mr. Ratindra was very gentle, honest, polite, kind, noble, and religious. Occasionally, he used to practice meditation… Read More


Source MLCSU Facebook, Shillong Date:08/01/19 The M.L.C.S.U,Shillong: The Meghalaya Chakma Student’s Union in collaboration with Meghalaya Chakma Welfare Society is organizing an “Educational Awareness Campaign” to a Chakma Village named Sashi Ranjan Basti, Lumding, Assam, India from 20th – 24th January, 2019. The MLCSU has collected 20 sacks of clothes from the students and families… Read More

MNF Claims Majority in Chakma Autonomous District Council, Mizoram.

*Breaking News* MNF Claims majority in CADC Four MDCs from Indian National Congress in Chakma Autonomous District Council joined MNF Party on the 7th January, 2019. Four Congress MDCs namely Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Amit Kumar Chakma, Buban Kumar Chakma and Mohan Chakma split away from Congress party and thereafter merged with the MNF party making… Read More

Don’t Listen to Anyone Who Says You Shouldn’t Be Doing This .

Hilde Lysiak started her town’s only newspaper when she was 8 years old. Like any other town, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, had its share of interesting, attention-worthy stories — but they went untold. Then came Hilde Lysiak: 8-years-old at the time (she’s now 12), she started Orange Street News as a place for the community to come… Read More

“Observation of 3rd Chakma National Day, 2019” by Chakma National Council of India.

#Changma_Din_7_January Changma Din Pala owr Myanmar, Tripura (Kanchanpur, Ailmara aaro nanan jagah) aaro nanan jagat. 14 Century-t Changma gun Mogottun haba hade hade 7 January 1313 tarigot Changma sin pa jeyi aaro dangor gori ro dilak “Aami Baji Aagi”. Jador din palenei jador hospana gojei ejo 7 tarik palei Changma Din. Jador Bhaledi Haamot Ujoo

The establishment of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission.

Alarmed by reports about human rights violations that kept pouring in from the Hill Tracts since the seventies human rights organisations and NGO’s started taking up the issue and gave wide publicity to it. Questions were raised at the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation. However, the Bangladesh government continuously denied that there were… Read More

Description of Chakma Phonology.

Description of Chakma Phonology: Surabhi BHARATI, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India & Susanta BARDHAN, Burdwan University, India. The paper aims at describing the phonology of Chakma, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by indigeneous communities scattered over a large area in the North-Eastern part of India such as the south western part of Mizoram,… Read More