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A Study of Salin Thugaung
- Salin Thugaung, as the separate social class who received administrative power in the town of Salin and who had dominated the society economically, the Thugaung helped settle the difficulties of other persons by giving loans to the poor people or by accepting the mortgage of land or by giving bondage loan. It is said that the genealogy of Thugaung appeared with the grant of title and insignia of office to four Thugyis who extended the town of Salin during the reign of King Narapatisithu (A.D. 1173-1210). It was the Thugaungs who had administered Salin as Myothugyi in posterity up to the time when King Thibaw was deposed. Thugaung like other Myothugyis, had to take responsibility for the maintenance of law and order and security, as well as for the collection of taxes and judicial administration. This paper will contribute the role of Salin Thugaung in Konbaung Period.
Wai Wai Hein
- Myanmar Historical Research Journal