Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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

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British Burma (1826-1942)

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A post from the archives

1949

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Anti-Government Demonstration in 1949
Anti-Government Demonstration in 1949
An anti-government demonstration in 1949 - at the corner of Sule Pagoda Road and Montgomery Street (now Bogyoke Aung San Street). The government then controlled little outside Rangoon and much of the country was in the hands of the Communist Party of Burma, the Karen National Defense Organisation, and various militia. Le Maison Continental (a leading French restaurant) is partly visible on the left, the offices Burma Railways on the right.

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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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