This study analyses the current situation for the adibasis (indigenous) people in north-west Bangladesh. Since the independence, the adibasis have experienced land loss, circumvention of land laws, social discrimination and demographic changes. The adibasis in the north-west have been neglected historically, and we will compare their situation to that of the adibasis in the north-west and in central Bangladesh. Finally, the study will explore the possibilities of a future volatile situation with violent confrontations between militant adibasis groups (with regional links) and the Bangladeshi State. This is a book project. The book is planned published by University Press Limited (Dhaka) in the later half of 2004.

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