Monday, December 19, 2005

Biography of the Burmese king Bayinnaung
(r. 1551-1581)

This paper by Myanmar National Library librarian U Thaw Kaung covers the legendary history of Bayinnaung as well as the Hsinpyushin Ayeidawpon, one of the important primary sources for the biography of Bayinnaung. This important work is being translated by U San Lwin and U Thaw Kaung according to the paper. Hopefully, it will be published and available for us to read one day soon. (It may need a financial sponsor.) Bayinnaung's Bell inscription that gives the date for several of his early conquests is also covered.