SOCIO-CULTURAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE AND POLITICAL VIEWS OF AN ETHNIC COMMUNITY: A CASE STUDY OF TWO SELECTED VILLAGES IN MOULVI BAZAR DISTRICT
Keywords:POLITICAL VIEWS, ETHNIC COMMUNITY
The main focus of this article is to present the uniqueness of the Manipuri community living in
two villages predominantly inhabited by both Manipuri Muslims (Pangans) and Manipuri Hindu-
Sanamahi (the Meiteis) religious sects. Two adjacent villages selected are Konagaon and Sonagaon,
under the Adampur Union of Kamalganj Upazilla of Moulvibazar District. The selection
criteria of the villages have been, among others, (i) predominance of the Manipuri community ----
- both the Meiteis and the Manipuri Muslims and (ii) spatial accessibility. Maximum Manipuris
live in Kamalganj upazilla in Sylhet alone. Population of the study area is around 950 and area
of the villages is about 1.5 sq km. The article presents an excellent account of anthropological
details of a particular sect of Bangladesh and its implication for Bangladesh’s security.
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