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It is particularly prominent in historic, juridical, grammatical and pictorial works. The Henry Burney Series. This print library contains uncommon copies of early Burma prints, many of which were purchased under the Press and Registration Boooks Act from 1867 to the nineteen-thirties. British Library also owns print works in Pali and other Burma tongues, such as Mon, Shan, Chin, Kachin and Karen.
There' is an important library of 1980s literature, series and essays on Burma's pro-democracy movement. Digitized Myanmar scripts and other Myanmar materials can be found in the Endangered Archives program. Burma's British Library on-line catalogs, Explorer the British Library (for print and magazine ) and Explorer Archives and Menuscripts, contain all of Burma's print titles and some of Burma's original scripts.
Full access to Burma's published works can be found in the Reading Room of Asia and Africa Studies. Whitbread, Kenneth, catalogue of Burma print works in the India Office Library (London: H.M.S.O., 1969).
Myanmar and its issues
ZURMA has never been a genuine and integrated part of India. It has indeed been inspired by India, from which the crowds of its peoples have deduced their Buddhaistism. However, the common Burmese believe that the Buddha or the Supreme Enlightened Being was a Burmese from the moment of his death, and a few years ago a movie showing the Buddha as an Indian prince had to be stopped because of the resentments he made in Rangoon.
Burma's history and architectural style reflect India's influences, and India's merchants were sailing up their canyons. Over and over again there were problems with the Indians visiting the Chittagong coastline; and the Pegu and Arakan Magi occasionally entered the north-eastern parts of India.
However, Burma has stayed separate from India in all essential respects, as it is today. Out of a 13 million people, one million are Indians, and over 350,000 of them come to India every year to harvest paddy crops or to get occasional work; but except in Arakan, the partition next to Chittagong, the two races do not mix.
No railroad connects Burma and India, and communications between the two are limited to steamships between Calcutta or Madras and Rangoon, the trip takes two and sometimes longer. Myanmar became a provincial of India by the disaster of seizure and by the ease of recruitment of its first admins from India.
After the three Myanmar War, it was partially annexed: the north and south partition of Arakan and Tenasserim in 1826, Rangoon and the remainder of Lower Burma in 1852 and Upper Burma in 1886. Burma's arrogant judiciary and mistreatment of its citizens were the causes of the UK intrusion.