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From: Liza Mahjhrin <>
Subject: Re: [INDIA] Burma History
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 23:10:49 -0700 (PDT)
My mother was brought up in Rangoon, so I have been
very interested in the history of Burma as my mother's
family have been a party of it.
Currently I am reading a book called "Burma:
Insurgency and the politics of ethnicity" by Martin
Smith, published in 1991 (so it's not really up to
date). There is a fairly good chapter on British rule
in Burma. I also found out a lot about Burmese history
through encyclopedias and some older books.
The British were not initially interested in Burma.
However, when the Burmese invaded Assam and threatened
to take over other Indian states along their border,
that began the first Burmese war, 1824 - 25.
>From then on, they waged another two more wars, each
time conquering more and more of Burma. It was when
the British expelled Thibaw, the last Burmese king,
that was when they began ruling the country as a
whole. The date I have is 1 Jan 1888.
Burma was then a province of India - which, as you can
imagine - was not taken lightly in Burma. Only in 1937
was Burma separated from India and had its own
Hope this helps a little. I'm sure if you google for
Burma you will come up with lots of results!
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