Adoniram Judson died in the Bay of Bengal in 1850 and is remembered for bringing Christianity to Myanmar and for writing the first English-Burmese dictionaries.
On this day in 1929, Buddhist monk U Wisara, in prison for giving anti-colonial speeches, began a hunger strike that was to become his last act of rebellion against the British.
On April 4, 1954, three politicians were tried for attempting to convince military chief General Ne Win to topple the U Nu government.
After fending off the British for nearly a month at his fort at Danubyu, General Maha Bandula was killed, signaling Myanmar’s forfeiture in the First Anglo-Burmese War.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the latest effort to amend the Constitution in the context of ethnic groups’ political and security goals.
This day 46 years ago saw the death of the most important promoter of Myanmar literature of the century and the first Burmese principal at Rangoon University, U Pe Maung Tin.
At this time in 1947, a committee debated whether the frontier areas—home of Myanmar’s ethnic groups—would gain independence with the rest of Myanmar.
On March 8, 1942, Burma’s first national army in nearly 60 years took control of Rangoon with the help of Japan, a week after the withdrawal of the British colonial governor.
On This DayOn March 7, 1929, Gandhi arrived in Myanmar for a visit during which he spoke to Buddhist monks encouraging them in their “political battle.”
On this day in 1947, Chin and Bamar leaders continued a three-day summit at which they vowed to fight the British and enjoy the fruits of independence together.
On this day in 1947, Gen. Aung San announced his plans for the economy of the soon-to-be independent Burma, which involved the nationalization of the country’s major industries.
Overlooked in favor of foreigners since colonial times, local photographers left a rich legacy of images, Austrian photographer and historian says
Statue implementation panel walks out of meeting, calls on state gov’t to intervene
Protesters agree to negotiate with statue committee for one month, suspend rallies at park housing monument to Gen. Aung San
Police shut down protest camp near park housing statue in Karenni State capital