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History of Arakan (Burma)

 Category: Culture, History  Publisher: World Muslim Congress  Published: 4 June 1978  Tags: ArakanNatives of ArakanRohingyaWorld Muslim Congress |  Download


History is the mirror of life and measure of its performance. It reflects human life in all its passing phases and evaluates its works through ages. History upholds the great romance of human experience in the past. It is through this mirror that others can know of a people who can as well know themselves through this mirror and assessment of a people’s past history determines the pace of its present progress and the shape of its future.
We and our people, in Arakan, are yet unknown to the outside world. Our history has long since been remained totally neglected and unwritten. To understand the history of the Muslims of this land, a study of the histories of Burma proper, Bengal, Islamic world, Indonesia, China and a few other Southeast Asian countries is of vital importance. Of all these countries, Bengal and the Islamic World played a distinctive role of their own for several centuries, favoured by some natural peculiarities and circumstances.