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Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste

Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed.

Abstract
The present Sylhet division of Bangladesh or grater Sylhet region constituted the north -eastern part of the territory of
Bangadesh. Its upper valley comprise of Cachar region of southern Assam called Barak Valey. Surma Valley, the two
regeon collectively known so during the colonial period has been intersected by international Indo -Bangladesh border
since partition was ethenicaly, cuturally, linguistically, geographically and even ecologically a distinct region in habited
by the people speaking a distinct Bengalee dialect called Sylheti. The region experienced massive Islamization since
the time of Muslim occupation of Sylhet. The Cahar region which remained under the tribal Dimasa state till the British
occupation in 1830 C.E. was deeply influenced by this historical developments in Sylhet. Absence of any natural
barrier between Sylhet and Cachar resulted in the largescale migration of Bnegalee people during pre -colonial as well
as colonial period. The Bengalee cult ivators from Sylhet attracted toward Cachar due to availability of abundant
uncultivated land. During colonial period, Cachar became a teritorry inhabited by the substential numbers of Bengali
speaking Muslims mainly migrants from Sylhet. In course of time, people from different walk of life settled in the
region leading to the growth Muslim population. Our study is mainly intended to examine the historical development of
Muslim society in greater Sylhet-Cachar region and the subsequent development of social stratification and caste
among Muslims.

Key words: Awlia, Anuwa, Tapadar, Lakharazdar, arzal, beel


 
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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed. Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste. JCR. 2020; 7(2): 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183


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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed. Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste. JCR. 2020; 7(2): 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183



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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed. Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste. JCR. (2020), [cited June 01, 2021]; 7(2): 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183



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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed (2020) Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste. JCR, 7 (2), 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183



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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed. 2020. Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (2), 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183



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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed. "Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183



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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed. "Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.2 (2020), 1007-1014. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183



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Dr. Ohi Uddin Ahmed (2020) Muslims of Sylhet-Cachar Region : A Historical Study with special reference to the Social Stratification and Caste. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (2), 1007-1014. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.02.183