Cooch Behar Enclaves
The Indo-Bangladesh enclaves, also known as the chitmahals (Bengali: ছিটমহল chitmôhol), are the enclaves along the Bangladesh–India border, in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
There are 106 Indian enclaves and 92 Bangladeshi enclaves. Inside the main part of Bangladesh, 102 of these are first-order Indian enclaves, while inside the main part of India, 71 of these are Bangladeshi first-order enclaves. Further inside these enclaves are an additional 24 second order- or counter-enclaves (21 Bangladeshi, 3 Indian) and one Indian counter-counter-enclave, called Dahala Khagrabari #51. They have an estimated combined population between 50,000 and 100,000.
In September 2011, the Prime Ministers of the two countries (Manmohan Singh of India and Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh) signed an accord on border demarcation and exchange of adversely held enclaves; however, the Indian parliament has yet to ratify it. Under this intended agreement, the enclave residents could continue to reside at their present location or move to the country of their choice.

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Indo-Bangladesh enclaves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 3 counter-enclaves lie within the Cooch Behar District of West Bengal state, India. In order to distinguish chhits having the same names, serial numbers ...
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110 - Cooch Behar: The Mother of All Enclave Complexes - Big Think
May 8, 2007 ... A map that does justice to the strangeness of the Cooch Behar enclave complex risks either to be too big to conveniently post here, or too small ...
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South Asia - Enclaves Of The World
Bangladesh's northern Cooch Behar region on the border with India has nearly 200 enclaves – the biggest such cluster in the world. There are reported to be ...
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An Apology of Enclaves - NYTimes.com
Nov 14, 2011 ... Yet at the same time, this piece is also an apology of sorts for enclaves [1], for two examples in particular: Baarle, Belgium, and Cooch Behar, ...
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The United States of Nowhere: The Cooch Behar Enclaves - Questia
Read the full-text online article and more details about "The United States of Nowhere: The Cooch Behar Enclaves on the India-Bangladesh Border Are a ...
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Enclaves between India and Bangladesh: The land that maps forgot ...
Feb 15, 2011 ... In a 2004 paper titled “An historical and documentary study of the Cooch Behar Enclaves of India and Bangladesh”, Mr Whyte, in reference to ...
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Cooch Behar - Jan S. Krogh's GeoSite
Cooch Behar - press for high resolution picture (1MB)! Cooch Behar has World's biggest cluster of exclaves and enclaves. Look up under Bangladesh and India ...
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Cooch Behar Enclaves Systematisch - Mapsof.net
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Oct 5, 2008 ... Schematische kaart van de Cooch Behar Enclaves op de grens van India ... Schematic map of the Cooch Behar Enclaves on the border of India ...
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Enclave and exclave - Wikipedia, the free…
An enclave is a territory entirely surrounded by another territory. An exclave is a territory legally or politically attached to a main territory with which it is not ...
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110 - Cooch Behar: The Mother of All Enclave Complexes - Big Think
May 8, 2007... justice to the strangeness of the Cooch Behar enclave complex risks ... Australian political geographer based at the University of Melbourne.
Indo-Bangladesh enclaves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are many smaller enclaves in this region which are not shown. ..... The 3 counter-enclaves lie within the Cooch Behar District of West Bengal state, India. In order ..... Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Melbourne.
Enclaves Bangladesh-Índia – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre
Os Enclaves Índia-Bangladesh são convencionalmente conhecidos como ... Cooch Behar, antes um principado independente da Índia, é hoje distrito de estado .... and Bangladesh" door Brendan R. Whyte (SAGES, University of Melbourne, ...
Cooch Behar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cooch Behar is the only planned town in North Bengal region with remnants of ..... Behar town including A.B.N. Seal College, Cooch Behar College, University B.T. .... People from Cooch Behar district · Indo-Bangladesh enclaves; Category ...
Chhitmahals in no-man's-land | The Australian
Aug 20, 2013 ... His predicament, living in one of the world's rare counter enclaves, means he is ... research on the enclaves' history, a University of Melbourne thesis by ... of peace treaties between the Mughals and Cooch Behar king in 1713 ...
Cooch Behar - Jan S. Krogh's GeoSite
Cooch Behar has World's biggest cluster of exclaves and enclaves. ... School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Melbourne.
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Cooch Behar · City · Public Places & Attractions · 20,450 likes. You like ... Mathabhanga, India · University · Community Page · 1 like ... Cooch Behar Enclaves.
Aliens in their own land - Times Of India
Sep 3, 2013... enclave (Madhya Moshaldanga) in West Bengal's Cooch Behar ... was given as that of my father and that continued right till university".
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A theory of enclaves
A theory of enclaves
Evgeny Vinokurov, 2007
The enclaves were regarded as neither unusual nor problematic (Whyte 2002a, 32). Furthermore, the treaty only raised them from the landlord/landholder level to a quasi-international level, with Cooch Behar being nominally tributary to the ...
Routing Borders Between Territories, Discourses, and Practices
Routing Borders Between Territories, Discourses, and Practices
Eiki Berg, Henk van Houtum, 2003
Cooch Behar was one of these states. When the British withdrew, Cooch Behar lay wedged in between East Pakistan and India. One hundred and thirty Cooch Behar Enclaves were located in East Pakistan and fifty-one in India.12 Two years  ...
Borderlines and Borderlands: Political Oddities at the Edge of the Nation-State
Borderlines and Borderlands: Political Oddities at the Edge of the Nation-State
2010
This book presents a convincing argument that forecasts of a borderless world are, at best, naïve. Reinforced by fascinating little-known facts and a conscious commitment to historical background, this impressive collection of insightful, carefully edited case studies hangs together nicely as a lively, up-to-date exploration of boundary issues in b...
The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia
The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia
Willem van Schendel, 2005
For details, see Brendan R Whyte, Waitingfor the Esquimo: An Historical and Documentary Study of the Cooch Behar Enclaves of India and Bangladesh ( Melbourne: Research Paper 8, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental ...
The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia (Anthem South Asian Studies)
The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia (Anthem South Asian Studies)
Willem van Schendel, 2004
'The Bengal Borderland' constitutes the epicentre of the partition of British India. Yet while the forging of international borders between India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma (the 'Bengal Borderland') has been a core theme in Partition studies, these crucial borderlands have, remarkably, been largely ignored by historians.
Indo-Bangladesh Relations
Indo-Bangladesh Relations
P. Sukumaran Nair, 2008
This division should be made in such a manner that the Cooch-Behar enclaves between Panchgar Thana of East Pakistan and Berubari Union under 12 of Berubari Thana of West Bengal will remain connected as at present with Indian ...
International Law Reports (Volume 70)
International Law Reports (Volume 70)
1994
International Law Reports is the only publication in the world wholly devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of courts and arbitrators, as well as judgements of national courts.
Constitution Amendment in India
Constitution Amendment in India
1995
The division should be made in such a manner that the Cooch Behar Enclaves between Pachagar thana of East Pakistan and Berubari Union No. 12 of Jalpaiguri thana of West Bengal will remain connected as at present with India. The Cooch ...
International Law Reports (Volume 53)
International Law Reports (Volume 53)
1994
International Law Reports is the only publication in the world wholly devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of courts and arbitrators, as well as judgements of national courts.
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Here is an interesting historical piece: from: Enclaves between India and Bangladesh: The land that maps forgot | The Economist COOCH BEHAR : The...
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110 – Cooch Behar: The Mother of All Enclave Complexes | Strange Maps
A map that does justice to the strangeness of the Cooch Behar enclave complex risks either to be too big to conveniently post here, or too small to show the intricacies of enclaves and counter-enclaves on both side of the Indian-Bangladeshi border. But the story behind this, the world’s largest enclave complex, is so…
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The Extraordinary Enclave: Dahala Khagrabari #51
Bridging the Gap
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A Great Small & Big World: Cooch Behar Enclaves - a complicated mess between India & Bangladesh
When looking for certain enclaves in the world I ended up at the Cooch Behar Enclaves. A complicated mess of enclaves and exclaves in India and Bangladesh.
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An Apology of Enclaves - NYTimes.com
Baarle, Cooch Behar and an answer to the eternal question: When is an enclave not an exclave?
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/an-apology-of-enclaves/
Teesta & enclaves on Mamata lips – Treaties to happen with Bangladesh only if people want it, says CM | kurseonginfo
The Telegraph Mamata Banerjee at the rally on the Mathabhanga College grounds in Cooch Behar on Monday. Picture by Main Uddin Chisti Mathabhanga, July 22: Mamata Banerjee today picked on Teesta water-sharing and border enclaves during her panchayat election campaign in Cooch Behar, which shares a border with Bangladesh. At a rally in the…
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Cooch Behar: Enclaves, counter-enclaves, counter-counter-enclaves… | Pacotloen's Blog
Indo-Bangladesh enclavesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchSimplified map of part of the border area, near 26°15′43″N 88°45′6″E, showing some of the larger Indian enclaves in Bangladesh. There are many smaller enclaves in this region which are not shown.More complete map of the exclaves. Top of the map is east, India is orange and…
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COOCHBEHAR CALLING: ENCLAVE DWELLERS' STIR
Hunger strike of enclave dwellers starts In support of their three-point charter of demands sixteen persons including seven women started a 48-hour hunger strike since the zero-hour of Sunday. They selected this day for their movement as the Tinbigha corridor was handed over to Bangladesh on this day in 1992.
coochbeharcalling.blogspot.com/2011/06/enclave-dwellers-stir_26.html
Indo-Bangla agreement on swapping enclaves brings little cheer to residents of these nowhere lands : SOCIETY & THE ARTS - India Today
The latest treaty signed by India and Bangladesh promises exchange of these 162 enclaves. The swap will mean the 51 plots within Indian territory will be part of India and the 111 in Bangladeshi territory will be a part of Bangladesh. The residents of these enclaves will be given the option to choose their citizenship.
indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indo-bangladesh-agreement-swapping-enclaves-hit-residents/1/153247.html
CHHITMAHAL (ENCLAVE) | COOCH BEHAR
Trinamul Congress demands exchange of enclaves In a bid to make the party popular among the residents of the chhitmahals (enclaves) the Trinamul Congress adopted a plan to organise a massive movement highlighting the plights of those people who live almost literally in ‘no men’s lands’ encircled by mainland of another country. Sending a memorandum…
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