A conversation with Aman Ullah, a Rohingya historian and former school teacher

Mr. Aman Ullah, a Rohingya historian based in Bangladesh and he was a former school teacher in Ann township and the southern part of Maungdaw, Arakan State, Myanmar, who has contributed in the field of Rohingya history and humanitarian stance. This conversation covers: • The earliest name of Arakan was ‘Kala Mukha’ (Land of the) Black Faces, which had been a Hindu land since time immemorial. The first phase of Indianisation occurred in the region in the early 1st century CE. • The second phase of Indianisation of Arakan occurred sometime around the 6th century CE, they had established their