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History of Islam Cambridge

A History of Chittagong Vol. 2

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British census vs Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1799) evidence on Rohingya

Submitted by moderator on Tue, 06/17/2014 – 08:52   Attached is Derek Tonkin’s discussion about Francis Buchanan-Hamilton’s work in 1799, which many pro-Rohingya activists citing as an evidence for the existence of historic-Rohingya ( i.e. Rohingya ethnic or tribal group ). He makes important point of interpreting F B-H document carefully against existing British census […]

Rohingya or Rooinga Name Found on 1799 by Francis Buchanan

Rohimgya new document in Hisdostan

Walter Hamilton Esq. and Rohingya Walter Hamilton Esq., the writer of The East Indian Gazetteer, wrote two volumes of ‘A Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Description of Hindostan, and the Adjacent Counties’, which were published by John Murray (London) in 1820. He also wrote ‘Concise dictionary of terms used in the arts and science’ in 1825, […]

Dr Francis Buchanan MD and Rohingya

By Aman Ullah On 24th March 1798 Buchanan reached at Choonooty of Chittagong, as Rennell calls, Sunouttee, and then he went Hrvang village, and also Baratulla Valley. There he said, “All the way from Chanpour to Baratulla we have had low hills between us and sea: ….Various parts of the Hills in this neighbourhood are […]