The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Cholaphru, Chaudhuri; Bohmong of Bandarban
Cholaphru, Chaudhuri; Bohmong of Bandarban; the population of this estate is composed for the most part of the descendants of Arakanese who fled to the hills when their country was overrun in 1874 by the Burmese. These are divided into three sections, the Jhumia Maghs, the Roang Maghs,and the Rajbansi Maghs; the last named have freely intermarried with Bengalis. The Maghs are mostly Buddhists. The area of the estate is 2064 square miles and its population about 45,000. A capitation tax of Rs. 4 per family is imposed here. Of this sum Rs. 2 goes to the chief. Re 1 to the village headman and the remaining Re 1 to Government. Address: Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Assam, India.