The Making of the Chin Hills

In a new review at JCA, Ngamtinlun Touthang of the Department of Political Science at Manipur University in India looks at Pum Khan Pau’s Indo-Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills: Empire and Resistance, published by Routledge.

The area examined and where the Kuki-Chin or Zo reside occupies a contiguous geographical region across India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. The book begins with the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–1826) and concludes with the separation of Burma from India in 1937.  It is based on archival research, oral sources and the existing literature, the reviewer sees the book as “a timely and pioneering work on the Zo.”

The reviewer considers this work an important study of an understudied region and its peoples. It will be required reading for those who will continue this research.

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