Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Late Konbaung Myanmar and the English Wars (1824-1885AD)

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Today's Hightlighted Post

1871 - 1955

Sir Joseph Augustus Maung Gyi (1871- 1955)
Sir Joseph Augustus Maung Gyi (1871- 1955)

In 1930, Sir Joseph Augustus Maung Gyi was appointed (Acting) Governor of Burma by the then Viceroy the Earl of Halifax. He was the only Burmese to ever serve as Governor of British Burma. He was born in Moulmein and was, I believe, an ethnic Mon by descent. He was 'acting' governor during the tenure of Sir Charles Innes, who was away for several months in 1930-1 on sick leave in the UK. He has the misfortune of being governor...

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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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