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The Socio-Economic conditions of Kachin State under colonial rule (1886-1948)
- This dissertation examines socio-economic conditions of Kachin State in Colonial Period. The various changes of the socio-economic conditionsare mentioned in this dissertation. Institutional changes ofKachin educational system, different nature of economic situation, arrival of Christianity in Kachin Society are also discussed. The dissertation also explainsthe once important and reliable Kachin customary tradition changed under western colonialism. The vast extent of the economic resources in Kachin State and introduction of new administrative pattern which effected upon the continuities and changes of Kachin Society are also considered in this dissertation. The only noteworthy fact was the development of communication system under the colonialregime. The year of 1898 showed Kachin State to be in a much better railway system; exporting more goods to Upper Myanmar. Ledo Road was another backbone between India and China, which was built by American engineers during World War II. To control the authoritative power in Kachin State, Duwashipwas also developed in Kachin Region. Christianity was flourishing and socio-economic status of Kachin Society was uplifted even though much economic rights and privileges had been lost to the British.
Maran Hkawn Tawng