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1871

King Mindon’s donation of “hti” for the Shwedagon
King Mindon’s donation of “hti” for the Shwedagon
King Mindon's officials led by the Myoza of Popa arrive in Rangoon to donate a new "hti" for the Shwedagon Pagoda. In 1871 the British were in occupation of all of Lower Burma including Rangoon. The Chief Commissioner at the time (Sir Ashley Eden) agreed that King Mindon could donate the new hti but insisted that it could only be done via British authorities; the hti would be received by the British and handed over by them to the Shwedagon...

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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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