Can't seem to understand this part,
"Islaŕmabad (Chittagong)"(pardon my ignorance!)
chittagong was known as Islamabad, Chottola, chat gaon, port grande. . . . .
[dream] Hmmm... would be awesome if we could lay our hands on Arakan. Let's see what the future holds for a democratic Myanmar. Let's hope they'd disintegrate. Then we can use our stronger military against Arakan's weak defenses to fetch this strategically important strip of land. It's even better if India helps us - in exchange we can grant them ports to establish naval bases on this other side of the bay. [/dream]
Daud Khan Karrani, the Pathan Sultan of Bengal was defeated in 1576 by the troops of Mughal Emperor Akber of Delhi at the Battle of Rajmahal. But, the war continued between the Bengal Chieftains (Baro Bhuyan) and Delhi until 1605, when Mughal military Governor Shaikh Islam Khan won the war against the Pathan Chieftains.
During this long period of war, bloodsheds and anarchy, the Arakani (known as Moghs) captured not only the present day greater Chittagong Zilla, its domain also extended upto Barisal Zilla. All the islands in the BoB went under their domination. Chittagong region was always a point of tug of war among Bengal, Tripura and Arakan. This port City always changed hands.
When Shayesta Khan, the maternal uncle of Emperor Aurangzeb, became the Subedar of Bengal (can't remember the year) he drove away all the Mogh forces from the occupied territories and extended his domain upto Teknaf. Shayesta Khan renamed Chittagong as Islamabad. Chittagong and Teknaf remain a part of Bengal since that time, although the name Chittagong prevailed over Islamabad.
yes it is true that chittagong was Islamabad,port granade.......so on. But Islamabad was most famous historical name, as saista khan named it
History doesn't start with your convenience..
The term Rakhine is believed to have been derived from the Pali (and Indo asian language) word "Rakkhapura" from "Rakkhita" meaning the land of the people of Rakhasa (Rakhasa > Rakkha > Rakkhaing > Rakhaing) who were given this name in honor of their preservation of their national heritage and ethics or morality. The word Rakhine means, "one who maintains his own race." In the Rakhine language, the land is called Rakhinepray, the ethnic Rakhine are called Rakhinetha.
This name was opted when Muslim when there were no Muslim settlers in Burma.. Infact Islam was not founded then. Islam was founded near 600 AD.
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The tale of many cities, Chechenya, Balochistan, Jafna, Kashmir and Burma...
The Rohingya insurgency in Western Burma has been waged by different Rohingya Muslim militant groups since 1947. Their initial ambition during Mujahideen movements (1947-1961) was to separate the Mayu frontier region of Arakan from western Burma and annex that region into East Pakistan
After learning this , I strongly support Burma Govt... Early I knew very little about it, so my symathy was those Muslims... Luckly Burma is not India...
Yes. People often bring up the subject of why Rohingya were not recognised by the central government as being Myanmar citizens after WW2. During that time, Rohingyas fought against the Burmese on the British side, if not directly then by offering support. After independence, they mounted several insurrections and flew the flag of Pakistan. This not only enraged the Arakanese but also the Burmese. I have no doubt that the threat of islamic insurrection is at the crux of the current problem. It doesn't help, ofcourse, that there are many is the islamic world that wish to radicalise these people even further.
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