U To

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U To


Born 1751; died 1796. Burmese poet.

U To earned a place in the history of Burmese literature as the author of the epic The Poem of Rama (1784). Based on the Indian Ramayana, the work is imbued with a national spirit; the epic has enjoyed enormous popularity in Burma. The Poem of Rama includes a number of scenes satirizing aspects of 18th-century Burmese society.

U To also wrote numerous poems and songs.


Popov, G. P. Birmanskaia literatura. Moscow, 1967.
Hla Tha Mein. Gantha win pokouchomya athoupati paunchou. Rangoon, 1961.


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