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Chakma: Chakmas and Their Lives
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Chakma Identity in Arunachal Pradesh

The first part of this article gives an overview of who the Chakmas are, their homeland, and their identity. The second part examines the reasons why the Chakmas left the Chittagong Hill Tracts and migrated to India. The third part outlines their religion and traditions, and dis…

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Sengupta, Monimalika, “Chakma: Chakmas and Their Lives”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032029>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20181115



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