Maitrii Aung–Thwin

Maitrii Aung-Thwin is an assistant professor of Southeast Asian History at the National University of Singapore.

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The Return of the Galon King · History, Law, and Rebellion in Colonial Burma
By Maitrii Aung–Thwin

In late 1930, on a secluded mountain overlooking the rural paddy fields of British Burma, a peasant leader named Saya San crowned himself King and inaugurated a series of uprisings that would later erupt into one of the largest anti-colonial rebellions in Southeast Asian history.

Return of the Galon King is a brilliant example of listening to one's sources, rather than talking past them. By trying to understand what the Rebellion Tribunal was actually about, not what we want it to be about, Aung-Thwin has created an indispensable work out of an indispensable historical episode.”

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies