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Politics of Peace Building in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Life in Peace and Conflict: Indigeneity and State in the Chittagong Hill Tracts edited by Nasir Uddin, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp xix+248, ₹ 495.

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region of Bangladesh has a chequered history. During the British colonial rule, it enjoyed significant internal autonomy. The colonial administration undertook several measures to maintain the demographic and environmental balance of the region. This included the enactment of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900 (in which stringent conditions were imposed on the settlement of outsiders in the district), the declaration of the CHT as a “totally excluded area” in the Government of India Act, 1935, etc (Al Ahsan and Chakma 1989). The CHT was administered directly from Delhi through a representative of the Governor–General, separate from the administration of Bengal and Assam.

A Brief History

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Updated On : 27th Oct, 2018
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