An Endangered History: Indigeneity, Religion, and Politics on the Borders of India, Burma, and Bangladesh

An Endangered History: Indigeneity, Religion, and Politics on the Borders of India, Burma, and Bangladesh
This book investigates how British administrators from the eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries used European systems of knowledge, such as botany, natural history, gender, enumerative statistics, and anthropology, to construct the indigenous communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and their landscapes. In the process, they connected the region to a dynamic, global map, and classified its peoples through the reifying language of religion, linguistics, race, and nation.

Author/Editor

Angma Dey Jhala

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780199493081

Published

2019

Specialisation

Social Sciences

Theme

History

Region

Global Asia (Asia and other parts of the World)
South Asia