Chakma Jati by Satish Chandra Ghosh was published in 1909, the first extensive works on the Chakmas. The 3rd book dealing with Chakma history after The Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dwellers Therein by T. H. Lewin published in 1869 and A Statistical Account of Bengal, Vol-VI by W. W. Hunter published in 1876. It is the first book dealing with every aspects in detail right from the mythology to games & sports of the Chakmas. This large book (20 chapters, 404 pages) of Sunanu Ghosh, though is not perfect, but was pioneer in many ways, especially famous for adding the Arakan chapter in Chakma history for the first time.
A Statistical Account of Bengal, Vol-VI by W. W. Hunter, the then Director General of Statistics to the Govt. of India published in 1876 is the second book containing information regarding the Chakmas. Though most of the description regarding history, society, religion and customs of the Chakmas in this book were quoted from The Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dwellers Therein by T. H. Lewin, it contains a detailed picture of CHTs from the economic perspective. It also traces the changing mood of social and administrative set-ups due to squabble between Kalindi Ranee and other Ranees on the claim of the throne, increasing influences of the British authorities, encouragement of settlement of Tripuris and Gorkhas by the Britishers to prevent Lushai raids, establishment of Schools at Rangamati, Maniksury and Chandraghona, discouraging jum cultivation by forming Reserved Forests and Khas Mahal and encouraging plough cultivation to increase tax collection. This book is also the oldest record describing the border between the CHTs and the Lushai Hills.
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A Statistical Account of Bengal, Vol-VI by W. W. Hunter 1876
The Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dwellers Therein written by Captain Thomas Herbart Lewin, the first Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Hill Tracts (during the reign of Kalindi Rani) published in 1869 is the first book recording brief history, polity, society and language of the Chakmas including geography and flora-fauna of CHTs.
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The Chittagong Hill Tracts & Dwellers Therein