Jul. 14, 2016

The “Bohmong” title:

In 1620 for resisting the Portuguese invasion with extreme courage and valor, the Arakanese King Mong Kha Maung conferred the title “Bohmong”  to Maung Saw Pru, which means the Great General. After the death of Bohmong Maung Saw Pru, two successors retained the Bohmong title.
During the time of “Bohmong Hari Ngyo” for his extreme bravery to recapture the chittagong from Mughols in 1720, the Arakanese King Chainda Wizia conferred on him the grand title of “Bohmong Gree”, meaning “The great Commander-in-Chief”.
In the face of growing Mughol’s presence and weakened of Arakanese dominance, the Bohmong yielded to the demand of Mughols as payment of yearly tributes as he felt insecure on the heel of Arakanese pull out.
Then the Bohmongs continued to enjoy their political supremacy through the Mughal to the British colonial reign till 1860, when the CHT was formally annexed to the British Indian Empire and declared into a full-fledged district.

                                                                                                  edited by Richie Aung