Announcement - Bamarlay's Diary

I am moving my blog to Myanmar Man's Diary.It has already passed the beta testing stage and now up and running. Please visit my new blog. For, I will be updating it with the excerpt from my new posts in Myanmar Man's Diary. Another blog I was invited to contribute to is Today in Myanmar, a website about Myanmar culture, custom, information, travel advice, life and anything about Myanmar. You can also visit the new blog. So far, I am the only one who regularly contribute to this blog while other friends are still writing their articles. Thank you for your support.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Documents of Myanmar Socio-Economic History

Here is a website that will be of great value to those studying Myanmar History. A Japanese foundation had obtained some photographs of old Myanmar ancient parabaiks (documents) from a number of collectors and made them available on the internet free of charge. These consist of a number of parabaiks with a wide range of topics from astrology and traditional medicine to court proceedings, contracts, loan contracts and many other documents that reflect the socio-economic situation of ancient Myanmar. You can find these parabaiks at

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