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The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland Paperback – 31 Jan 2000

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  • Paperback: 325 pages
  • Publisher: White Lotus Co Ltd (31 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9748434982
  • ISBN-13: 978-9748434988
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2 x 29.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,002,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Schendel, Willem van & Wolfgang Mey & Aditya Kumar Dewan; Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in A Borderland, The This work examines the borderland between Burma, India and Bangladesh, inhabited by twelve distinct ethnic groups with strong cultural and linguistic links with Southeast Asia. The three specialist authors of this unique book have assembled more than 400 mostly unpub¬lished photographs, many in color, from over 50 private collec¬tions. The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland introduces the reader to the remarkable cultural variety and modern transformations of this virtually unknown region bridging Southeast Asia and South Asia. At the same time it explores how, from the 1860s to the late twentieth century, photographers have portrayed the Chitta¬gong Hill Tracts and their inhabitants. These photographers were both outsiders (travelers, officials, missionaries, anthropol¬ogists, development workers) and local people capturing their own world as they saw it. The 20 carefully documented chapters include: Creating a Colonial Aristocracy, The Public Display of Power, Images of Nature and Destruction, Religions of the Hills, Bodies and Costumes, Developing the Hills, and Lifestyles. The Chittagong Hill Tracts is the first comprehensive work on this complex region of Asia.

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This fascinating book looks at the relationship between the photographer and the subject in the definition of identity.
The authors look at photographs taken by visitors and anthropologist, and those taken by the indigenous people. They look at how photography was used and reflected the political/cultural aims of the British Empire and subsequent governments. In an effort to govern over the many different ethnic groups living in Tracts.
I'm really pleased to have found such a well researched book ,about the Hill Tracts. It also contains very good visual material.
This book raises many questions about the politics of identity, and issues which are relevant to many minority communities around the world.
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The History 11 Oct. 2002
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This is the history of every indigenous people in Bangladesh...which is very important for our future generation.
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