Process of Mizoization and Zo Ethnic Tribes in Bangladesh

Process of Mizoization and Zo Ethnic Tribes in Bangladesh

ABSTRACT

Despite being politically divided by state and international boundary, the Zo Ethnic groups, commonly known as Chin-Kuki-Mizo groups are bind together by historical and cultural affinity. The attempt of forging common nomenclature however faced many challenges. The two reality of being of the same group sharing common myth of origin and the political division play their part in the process of identification. The paper would study movement for larger identity encompassing the entire ethnically related group within the umbrella of Mizo by the elites of Mizoram and how this movement is responded by group which they try to encompass, with particular reference to those people who are beyond the international border, namely Bangladesh. The term Mizoization is used in this paper to mean the process of attempt to encompass different Zo ethnic groups within the ambit of Mizo identity.

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