Explained: The Miyas of Assam, and their char-chapori culture

News: A proposed “Miya museum” reflecting the culture and heritage of the people living in char-chapouris has stirred up a controversy in Assam.   Facts: Who are the Miyas? The ‘Miya’ community comprises descendants of Muslim migrants from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) to Assam.They came to be referred to as ‘Miyas’, often in a derogatory… Continue reading Explained: The Miyas of Assam, and their char-chapori culture