Daughters of the Hills: legacies of colonialism, nationalism and religious communalism in the Chakma Raj family, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bengal c. 1900–1972

@article{Jhala2013DaughtersOT,
  title={Daughters of the Hills: legacies of colonialism, nationalism and religious communalism in the Chakma Raj family, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bengal c. 1900–1972},
  author={Angma D. Jhala},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={107 - 125}
}
  • Angma D. Jhala
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Sociology
  • South Asian History and Culture
This article examines the turbulent twentieth-century history of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of East Bengal through the cosmopolitan life stories of Rani Benita Roy of the Buddhist Chakma Raj and her daughters, c. 1900–1972. These accounts address questions of women's education, religious conversion, marriage, migration and subsequent immigration against the broader canvas of colonialism, post-colonial nation-state building and tribal identity in South Asia. Originally, a remote hinterland… 
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