Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Medieval and Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (900 - 1824AD)

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The 1950s at Home and Abroad

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Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Today in History

16 November 1920 - 1929

Pantanaw National Day 1929
Pantanaw National Day 1929
16 November 1920 is the Myanmar's first "National Day", which marked the student boycott of 1920 against the Rangoon University Act of that year. This is a photograph of "National Day" at the National school in Pantanaw 1929. 23 year old U Nu is on the far right. 20 year old U Thant is standing third from the right. Both were Pantanaw schoolmasters and close friends. (If you have a higher resolution version of this photo by any chance, grateful...

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About this project

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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