Mindon

Mindon

 

ruler of Burma from 1853 to 1878; a member of the Konbaung dynasty.

During the 1850’s and 1860’s, Mindon carried out reforms in administrative structure, taxation, and the judicial system aimed at strengthening the centralized state and reducing the power of the feudal nobility. A skillful diplomat, Mindon concluded a series of agreements with Great Britain and at the same time used Britain’s European rivals, particularly France, in his efforts to oppose Britain’s aggressive ambitions in Burma. During Mindon’s rule, Burmese diplomatic delegations visited many European countries, and attempts were made to establish contacts with Russia and the USA. Mindon encouraged the development of commerce and industry, as well as art and literature. In 1857 he founded the city of Mandalay as Burma’s new capital.

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King Mindon, who was a true defender of the faith, and possessed of a deeper knowledge of the Pali texts than many members of the Assembly of the Perfect, fulminated an edict against the reverence paid to the nats, and ordered its discontinuance under severe penalties, but the worship was never really stopped, and can no more be stopped than refusing to dine thirteen at table, to walk under ladders, to cross knives, or to refrain from throwing spilt salt on other people's carpets.
Even though prominent Myanmar historians like Than Tun have refuted the myth that Myanmar kings sacrificed human beings on the walls of new capitals, Wintle, in illustrating the difficulties people faced due to the construction of the new capital Napyitaw by the junta, accused King Mindon, the penultimate king of the pre-colonial era, of performing rituals that involved human sacrifice when he moved to a new capital.
(22) In the 1800s, pious King Mindon took one of the first steps in conservation land management when he declared the area surrounding present-day Mandalay to be a wildlife sanctuary.
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The British conquest of Lower Burma in 1852 clearly intensified pressures on the court of King Mindon. Seeking to strengthen his control through monastic reforms, King Mindon sought to curb the use of luxury articles by monks, even prohibiting monks from using umbrellas and footwear except in case of sickness.
The President said that India will soon commence work on restoring two old temples and inscriptions of King Mindon and Bay Gyi Daw in Bodh Gaya as requested by the Government of Myanmar.
1782-1819), King Mindon's Fifth Buddhist Council in 1871, and the dissemination of Abhidhamma and insight meditation by Ledi Hsayadaw (1846-1923) among the Buddhist laity (Foxeus forthcoming).
King Mindon (reigned 1853-1878) had been seen by most foreigners as a moderate and sensible reformer.
Home to a great number of diverse ethnic groups, including the Bre (photographed, right, by Leveson), the Padaung, and the Kayah, collectively grouped by the British under the term "Red Karen', the Karenni states were officially ceded from central Burma by King Mindon in 1875 as an attempt to fend off the inevitable British takeover.
Also known as the Golden Palace Monastery, the structure is the only surviving building of the former Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century.
In the court's view, it is an entirely realistic scenario for local Comelec personnel to go rogue, break the law and tamper with election resultsand know which party to favor, mindon the mere "presumption" that they are doing the Comelec chair a favor.
Ziyadagazina was a protege of Prince Myngoon, one of the sons of Mindon, the penultimate king of Burma (r.