Albums from the J.P. Mills Photographic Collection

Material Information

Albums from the J.P. Mills Photographic Collection Album V
Series Title:
J.P. Mills Photographic Collection
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960.
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh : Region) ( lcsh )
एशिया -- बांग्लादेश -- चटगाँव विभाग -- चटगांव हिल ट्रैक्ट्स
এশিয়া -- বাংলাদেশ -- পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রাম
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Bangladesh -- Chittagong Hill Tracts -- Chittagong Division
22.91667 x 91.5


Album V contains photographs of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Chittagong Hill Tracts are bounded on the west by the plains bordering the Bay of Bengal; to the north is the state of Tripura, to the east is what is now known as the state of Mizoram and to the south and south-east is the Arakan area of Burma. At the time of these photographs, the Chittagong Hill Tracts were a district of the Province of Bengal; they are now part of Bangladesh. In 1926 Mills was temporarily seconded to the Bengal Government to look into and make recommendations for the administration of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. In two months he travelled nearly five hundred miles, mostly on foot, producing a detailed and wide ranging report. As was his habit, he naturally took the opportunity to find out as much as possible about the tribal people whom he encountered, remarking that: 'few areas offer a richer field to the ethnologist [but] such accounts can only come from those who have lived among the people. A casual visitor like myself can only record what the eye sees; beliefs and social systems must remain hidden from him'. These are some of the earliest photographs of the people and villages of the area. ( en )
General Note:
This item may be used under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC)
General Note:
Album V is part of the "J.P. Mills Photographic Collection". (Held in the SOAS, University of London, Archives and Special Collections.)
General Note:
Individually indexed photographs are available as part of the SOAS Digital Library.
General Note:
VIAF ID: 2475026 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Copyright held by the Estate of J.P. Mills. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/V ( calm reference number )


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