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Wuntho Town and Outstanding Activities Wuntho Sawbwa U Aung Myat
- Wuntho is a town located in Upper Myanmar and included in Katha District with an estimated population of 73,665. A recent excavation shows that it was established not later than 5th century AD. In this paper, the evidence found by excavation is shown in detail. It is also explained how the name of Wuntho appeared and what it was called before. Wuntho was a hiding place for the leaders of the anti-imperialist movement. The paper also describes how the British suppressed resistance leaders and how they controlled the administration of Wuntho. Using primary sources, secondary sources and field work the successive rulers (Sawbwas) of Wuntho are also described, including Sawbwa U Aung Myat and his attempt to protect the country, his support for the development of the region, and how he helped the welfare of people. This work shows the importance of the Wuntho Sawbwa’s efforts for the development of the region. His contribution of irrigated land and religious buildings for the welfare of the people are still giving benefits to the region. This work will be of significant value for social history.
San Yu Aung
- Conference Paper
- 2nd International conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies 16-18 February, University of Mandalay