Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

Explore Through Key Periods

Contemporary Myanmar and the World (1962-2018)

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Medieval and Early Modern Myanmar and its Global Connections (900 - 1824AD)

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Yangon, Global City (1853-1962)

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A post from the archives

1 January 1947 - 27 May 1964

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Burma’s great friend, Pandit Nehru
Burma’s great friend, Pandit Nehru
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru died in 27 May 1964. He was always a great friend of Burma and visited many times from the 1930s onwards. This is a photograph of him with General Aung San, taken on New Year's Day 1947 at Delhi's Safdarjung airport. General Aung San was on his way to London for talks on Burmese independence. Pandit Nehru realized General Aung San's tropical outfit would not be suitable for London, which was then experiencing one of its coldest...

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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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