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I'm trying to find copies of the newspaper "United Burma", published in Rangoon between c. 1907 and 1920. The paper was edited by Madanjit Viyavaharik and owned by Pranjivan Mehta, a close associate of Gandhi.
Any help in what has so far proved a rather fruitless search would be greatly appreciated!
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Earlier this month, a group of scholars assembled at the EFEO Center in Pondicherry for a conference on the theme "From Vijayapurī to Śrīkṣetra? The beginnings of Buddhist exchange across the Bay of Bengal". The conference program is appended below. We intend to publish the papers before too long.
Asian Highlands Perspectives is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 48: GREAT LORDS OF THE SKY: BURMA'S SHAN ARISTOCRACY by Sao Sanda Simms. Written from a Tai/Shan perspective, the intricate and often unsettled realities that existed in the Shan States from early times up to the military coup in 1962 are described in a comprehensive overview of the stresses and strains that the Shan princes endured from early periods of monarchs and wars, under British rule and Japanese occupation, and Independence and Bamar military regime.
TOC ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES #48 (2017)
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The Table of Contents for The Journal of Burma Studies Volume 21 Number 1 (June 2017) is below. The Journal is now available online through university libraries that subscribe to Project MUSE (most North American universities do). NUS Press publishes this Journal on behalf of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University.
The Role of Pāli Grammar in Burmese Buddhism
By Aleix Ruiz Falqués
Hedging against Lives’ Uncertainties and the “Theravada” Label
By Lilian Handlin
Member book, Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma
By Philip Woods
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Seminar Series and
Center for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute
Munk School of Global Affairs
A Lecture in the Arts, Histories, Literatures, and Religions of Burma
D. Christian Lammerts (Rutgers University)
Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, c. 1250–1850 CE
Friday, March 3, 2017
4:00 – 6.00 pm
Department for the Study of Religion
Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 318
The Table of Contents for The Journal of Burma Studies Volume 20 Number 2 (December 2016) is below. The Journal is now available online through university libraries that subscribe to Project MUSE (most North American universities do). NUS Press publishes this Journal on behalf of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Music in Contemporary Myanmar
By Jane M. Ferguson