Know About Chakma Autonomous District Council And Its Basic Features.

Formation: The Chakma Autonomous District Council came into being with the re-organisation of the Pawi―Lakher Regional Council on 2nd April 1972 and subsequent elevation to the status of Autonomous District Council on this day 29th April 1972 under Sixth Schedule to the constitution of India. The re-organisation of the Pawi-Lakher Regional Council happened following amendment… Read More

A brief notes about “Bizu Festival”.

The Bizu is the most important socio-religious festival of the Chakma community. The Bizu festival is celebrated worldwide wherever the Chakmas reside. The Chakmas, although of Tibeto Mongoloid stock, have intrinsic similarities with the mainstream Indian culture in several ways. Prominent among them is that they celebrate their New Year not on the 1st January… Read More

PARTITION OF INDIA: INJUSTICE DONE TO THE CHAKMAS

During Partition (August 1947), India was divided on the religious line. Muslim-majority areas went to form Pakistan. Surprisingly, Chakma-dominated Chittagong Hill Tracts of present day Bangladesh formed part of Pakistan even though Muslims were only meager 2 %. The Partition axed the Chakma life. It was the doom day. The Chakmas have been patriots. They… Read More

The Doctrines of Anicca and Anatta by __ Raja Tridiv Roy

===================================== Ancient Greeks, without the aid of the then unborn Freud, discovered and named the three impelling forces that motivete man. These, according to them, are the instincts of self-creation, self-preservation and self-destruction. The Hindu Triad, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara, can be considered as the personification of the principles of Eros, Libidos and Thanatos. On… Read More

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

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

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

A brief biography 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

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

History of The Chittagong Hills Tracts.

Brief history of the Chittagong Hills Tracts. The Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeastern corner of Bangladesh is the homeland of 12 tribal hill peoples numbering about 600,000. Covering 5,093 square miles (10 percent of the country) and rising as high as 10,000 feet in places, the hill ranges contain limited cultivable land, most of… 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

Abduction of Kalpana Chakma

A recent case is the kidnapping of Kalpana Chakma, Organising Secretary of the Hill Women Federation. Kalpana Chakma (23) was abducted from her home in Lallyagona Village, Baghaichari Thana, Rangamati District, allegedly by a group of armed plainclothed security personnel on the night of 11 to 12 June 1996, just hours before the parliamentary elections.… Read More