Burma Tamil PopulationMyanmar Tamil population
After the 1962 Burmese Army Putsch, what became of Tamil migrant India? What brought the Tamils there?
Burma still has a large Tamil population and the Indians there number over a million (Burmese Indians). there' re large Tamil sanctuaries like the Kali sanctuary below. Myanmar's Tamils are trying to preserve their identities, although they have been there for generation after generation, they do not have many of the civil liberties.
Many Tamils have been obliged to escape Burma's Burmese army regime since the 60s. Most of these refugees were relocated to Tamil Nadu and offered the opportunity to act through the Burma Bazaar administration in the large towns of Tamil Nadu. Though the Tamils had a historical link to Burma during the Chola era, most Tamils emigrated there in the 18th century, when Burma was taken by the British.
Several Tamil traders took this chance and became an important part of the Myanmar business. But since the 1940' Japanese-induced invasion of Burma it has been difficult. A lot of Tamils escaped home[my paternal great-grandfather was such a businessman who had to go home destroyed by the invasion].
Indians, especially Tamils, are known as "Kalar" or "black". Many of them reside as second-class nationals and are practically unfamiliar to the outside worlds, unlike Malay or Singaporean Tamils. In Myanmar their standards of life are very low and most of them have forgotten their Tamil originals.
Unlike Rohingyas, Tamil Hindus have formedal nationality, but are not regarded as one of the main ethnical breeds of the state. The majority of Hindu Indians were well incorporated into Myanmar's communities and most Tamils came to Myanmar during the British colonial age.
That' typically Indian Tamil woman in Myanmar today. The Kyauktagar is the entire Tamil peasantry in Kyauktaga Centrally Myanmar Town - Wikipedia and Ze Ya Wa Di. too.