Burmese History

Mingun and the unfinished pagoda – built by maniacal Kind Grandfather (Bodaw Hpaya).

     Nat took this picture from a boat approaching Mingun from the Irrawaddy in 2007 or 2008.  At 16, I spent a month as a novice at the monastery right at the foot of this big pagoda.  The mountain range in the background is called Shwe Myin Tin.   I hiked up once with a rebellion […]

ျပင္သစ္မွာအစၥလာမ္ေၾကာက္ေရာဂါစြဲကပ္လာ မႈ ကို ေဘာလုံး အေက်ာ္ အေမာ္ နီကိုလပ္ အနဲလ္ကာ ရႈတ္ ခ်

မတ္လ ၃၀။ ျပင္သစ္ေဘာလုံးအေက်ာ္အေမာ္ နီကိုလပ္ အနဲလ္ကာက တိုးျမင့္လာတဲ့ အစၥလာမ္ေၾကာက္ေရာဂါ ျပန္႔ႏွံ႔မႈနဲ႔ အာဖရိကေျမာက္ပိုင္းကလာ တဲ့ ျပင္သစ္ႏုိင္ငံသားေတြအေပၚ ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံမႈကို ရႈတ္ခ်လိုက္ပါတယ္။ “အာဖရိကေျမာက္ပိုင္းကလာတဲ့ ျပင္သစ္ႏုိင္ငံသားေတြက သူတုိ႔အတြက္အလုပ္ေတြ လုပ္ေပးတယ္၊ ဒါေပမယ့္ ျပင္သစ္အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းက သူတုိ႔ကို ျပန္ၿပီး စစ္ေဆးေနတယ္၊ စိတ္မခ်မ္းသာစရာေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးပါဗ်ာ”လို႔ အနဲလ္ကာက မတ္လ ၂၈ ရက္ေန႔မွာ အလ္အရဗီးယား သတင္း ဌာနကို ေျပာပါတယ္။ “ဥပမာဗ်ာ – ခင္ဗ်ားက အလုပ္ေလွ်ာက္ဖုိ႔အတြက္ CV ေဖာင္တစ္ခုကို စာတုိက္လိပ္စာနံပတ္မွားၿပီး ပို႔လိုက္တယ္ဆုိရင္၊ ခင္ဗ်ားနာမည္ က လည္း   မြတ္စလင္နာမည္ေတြလို အသံထြက္ျဖစ္ေနတယ္ဆုိရင္ ေသခ်ာတယ္ ခင္ဗ်ား အလုပ္ရဖို႔ မစဥ္းစားနဲ႔” “ျပင္သစ္မွာေတာ့ အလုပ္ရခ်င္တယ္ဆုိရင္ ခင္ဗ်ားနာမည္ေတြ၊ ဓါတ္ပုံေတြကို ဖြက္ထားရပါလိမ့္မယ္၊ […]

Arakan Kingdom on the World Map

 http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/images/East-Hem_001ad.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Asia_700ad.jpg ————————————— http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Asia_1892_amer_e… http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Premongol.png —————————- Ancient Arakan Kingdom about 17th Century A.D. Arakan Map under British Administration Modern Arakan (Rakhaing) State Map       Ann Township Map Buthidaung Township Map Gwa Township Map Kyaukphru Township Map Kyauktaw Township Map Manaung Township Map Maungdaw Township Map Mongbrar Township Map Mrauk-U Township Map Mreebon Township […]

Sources for the early history of Arakan

(Circa 1st — 10th Centuries A.D) Pamela C. Gutman* Our sources for the early history of Arakan are remarkably similar to the sources for the same period of the history of Bangladesh. This, of course, is due to their geographical, proximity and the consequent cultural interchange between the two regions. In Arakan, the natural boundaries […]

Early History Burma

  Prehistory The Neolithic lasted from c.9000 BC to c.2100 BC, the Bronze Age from 2100 BC (Ban Chiang, Thailand) to c.500 BC, when the Iron Age began (Dong Son, Vietnam). Rice was to become the staple food for the civilizations dwelling in the plains. Early History Early polities in the territory of modern Cambodia […]

The Kingdom of Arakan was established in 1431 with Mrauk U as its capital.

The Kingdom of Arakan was established in 1431 with Mrauk U as its capital. It was conquered in 1783 by the Burmese Empire. Arakan was a seafaring nation, engaging in maritime trade and piracy. Arakan was majority Hindu, with a minority Muslim population. Relations with Bengal were poor because the King of Arakan claimed to […]

” In 1429, Arakan was invaded by Wali Khan” . . . (The Guardian , Burma’s National Magazine – March 1965)

Shwe Maung ” In 1429, Arakan was invaded by Wali Khan, the commander in chief of twenty thousands Pathan Force of Nazir Shah of Bengal(at that time Bengal was under the Sultans of Gour), and he made Narameikhla, the exiled king of Arakan. But later joining wirh a discontented Arakanese chief Anandathein, Wali Khan kept […]