Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

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24 April 1916

Easter Rising
Easter Rising
24 April 1916 is the anniversary of the Easter Rising. Though the uprising failed, the Easter Rising in Dublinin 1916 had a profound effect on the whole of the British Empire, not least on Burma, then a province of India. 1916 was a turning point in Burma's history: King Thibaw died that year, sealing the fate of the Konbaung monarchy and the royal establishment that had ruled the country for generations.At the same time, modern nationalist politics was born, inspired...

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The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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