UPRISE – A Bizu publication by Arunachal Chakma News

“UPRISE – Deh Salei Ek Somare Aadie” is a Bizu publication of Arunachal Chakma News (ACN), a Fortnightly Newspaper from Diyun, Arunachal Pradesh released on 12 April 2015

Cover page

Click here to read the PDF version of the magazine.


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Letter of L K Advani to then Home Minister S B Chavan regarding Chakmas of Mizoram

On 10 January 1995, Shri L K Advani, then Member of Parliament wrote a letter to then Union Home Minister Shri S B Chavan after a delegation of Chakmas from Mizoram met him and handed him over a copy of the memorandum submitted to the Government of India in respect of the miserable plight of the Chakmas of Mizoram. In his letter, Shri Advani stated that the Chakmas are not foreigners and India has been ancestral homeland since long before Independence. Shri Advani further urged the then Union Home Minister to address the problems being faced by the Chakmas of Mizoram and ensure justice and fair play.

See below the letter:


Source: Facebook of MCDF/Chakma Voice

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Kinship Systems of Three Chittagong Hill Tribes

“Kinship Systems of Three Chittagong Hill Tribes (Pakistan)” is authored by Claude Lévi-Strauss while he was on a short visit to Chittagong Hill Tracts in September 1950. The author documented the kinship systems of three tribes of the Hill including the Chakmas.

Read the short journal here

Source: Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring, 1952), pp. 40-51
Published by: University of New Mexico
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3628553 .
Accessed: 26/08/2014

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Historic Moments in Photos: Arunachal Pradesh

Chakma girls showing their age certificate after their names were enrolled in the voters list in Jyotipur Chakma village, Diyun, Aruanchal Pradesh. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar, The Hindu, 4 May 2004


Chakma and Hajong voters wait patiently outside a booth at Diyun, Arunachal Pradesh in May 2004. Picture by Biju Boro, The Telegraph, 6 May 2004

Chakma voters in Arunachal Pradesh during the parliamentary elections in May 2004. Source: AITPN


Chakma girls in their traditional attires and Chakma boys standing in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth in Diyun, Arunachal Pradesh on 5 May 2004 Source: Photo Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India

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Life is still not ours: A Story of Chittagong Hill Tracts

“Life is still not ours: A story of Chittagong Hill Tracts” is a documentary film by Arnab Dewan. The documentary is an attempt to weave together the complex history of the region featuring expert commentaries of, among others, Shapan Adnan (Sociologist & Member of Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission), Sugata Chakma (Former Director, Rangamati Tribal Cultural Institute), Sanjeeb Drong (General Secretary, Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum), Philip Gain (Director — Society for Environment and Human Development [SEHD]), Zobaida Nasreen (Anthropologist, University of Dhaka), Ida Nicolaisen (Anthropologist & Former Chairperson of Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission), Raja Devasish Roy (Chakma Circle Chief & Member of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues[UNPFII]) and Willem Van Schendel (Chair in Modern Asian History – University of Amsterdam & co-author of “The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Life in a Borderland”)

Watch the video

Source: Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmIIRBv-LQw&sns=fb)

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Bijhu Nijenhi, a souvenir publishes by Chakmas of Tripura

The Chakmas of Tripura celebrates the Bizu festival in a grand way every year. A Souvenir titled “Bizu Nijheni”, is also being published on the occasion. The souvenir provides lot of information on the Chakmas.

Read the Bijhu-Nijenhi-2012

To know more about the bizu souvenirs visit http://chakmamaadi.wordpress.com/

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The Chakma Voice, a bi-montly magazine reporting on Chakma issues

“The Chakma Voice” is a bi-montly newsletter publish by the Mizoram Chakma Development Forum (MCDF), a civil society organisation of Mizoram, based in Delhi. The Chakma Voice is the only printed English newsletter/magazine dealing exclusively on the Chakma issues. Among others, it highlights the problems faced by Chakmas as well as their hopes, aspirations and achievements. MCDF states “The main aim is to create awareness about the Chakmas’ problems in Mizoram state of India and to try to find a solution to these problems.” The Chakma Voice also aspires to be the bridge between the Chakmas of Mizoram and the Chakmas residing in the rest of the world.

The following editions have been published:

Read The Chakma Voice-Nov 2009 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Dec 2009 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Jan-Feb 2010 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Jun-July 2010 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Aug-Sept 2010 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Global Edition-Nov-Dec 2010 Issue 

Read The Chakma Voice-Mar-April 2011 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Global Edition-2011 Issue 

Read The Chakma Voice-July 2012 Issue

Read The Chakma Voice-Global Edition-2012 Issue

 To read more about the newsletter, please visit http://mcdf.wordpress.com/newsletter/


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