Is Burma in AsiaIf Burma is in Asia
Are Myanmar in South Asia or Southeast Asia?
Burma is a Southeast Asia land. India's sub-continent is located in a part of the world referred to as Southern Asia. Burma is not part of the sub-continent and is more culturally and geographically similar to other southeastern destinations such as Thailand and Cambodia. Those lands that are located at least partly on the sub-continent or island areas of India are referred to as "South Asia".
With the exception of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which have part of their territories within India (not in relation to the Republic of India), all the others are fairly precisely in India. Nearly all of Myanmar is outside the subcontinent. It' kind of a Southeast-Asian nation. It is part of South-East Asia and not South Asia.
However, it is part of many peaks and conferences in South Asia, especially the S.A.A.R.C. It is also an attentive member of it, but it is numbered in Southeast Asia.
Ramayana in Southeast Asia: 3. Burma
Verbal history of Ramayana in Burma goes back to the time of King Anawrahta (1044-77), who founded the first Myanmar kingdom in Pagan. Documentary in Ava at the end of the thirteenth centuary, the history of Rama - in Burma called Rama Zatdaw - was written from day one until the sixteenth cent.
Rama's history, on the basis of spoken tradition of the Old Heathen, may have been told in verses and essays and in drama between the sixteenth and eighteenth century, but the first known Myanmar variation of Ramayana is Rama Thagyin (Songs from the Ramayana), composed by U Aung Phyo in 1775.
Ramayana's appeal in Burma peaked in the first half of the nineteenth decade when the history of Rama was portrayed in a continual succession of 347 reliefs in the Maha Loka Marazein von Thakhuttanai marazein of 1849, during the rule of King Bagan (1846-1853), the Konbaung dynasty.
The Principal Queen of Singu Min, Thakin Min Mi, 1776-1781, was a novelist and author who promoted the Ramayana theater. Rama was staged in full splendor in the King's Palazzo, beginning with the rule of King Bodawpaya (1782-1819). During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, stages and puppet shows of the Ramayana tragedy were staged in the Palazzo by kingly troops of professionals.
Rama Zatdaw was seldom staged in its totality during the rule of Mindon (1853-1878), and the favorite events were usually staged only to the delight of the courtiy. Myawady Mingyi U Sa, the king's secretary, transformed the Ramayana Jataka into a typically Myanmar classic play, and he also wrote musical themes and lieder for his work.
Since then, Ramayana shows have been very much loved in Burma and Yama the Puppet shows often take place. Ramayana can also be found as a motif or element in woodcarvings and varnished goods from Burma. These pictures are from a Myanmar folded script or parabaic (Or. 14178) from around 1870, which contains 16 pages with Ramayana history paintings and short inscriptions.
Continuative literatureU Thein Han, The Ramayana in Burma. Historical Commission of Burma, 1971.