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Burma image, WA0635

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Digital Media Bank ID: 87558
Description: Burma image, WA0635. Group of Kuki Chins.
James Henry Green. c1926.
'I have unfortunately very little knowledge of the Kukis and fear I can add little to our knowledge of the tribe. I once recruited a few members of the tribe as an experiment to serve with other Chins in the Burma Rifles and have observed them as soldiers. They are turning out to be good soldiers and their opposition to our columns in the 1919 Kuki rebellion entitles them to high respect' [dissertation, 1934:278].

*****The Kuki or 'Thado' peoples were believed to be another branch of the Chin group of peoples who resided beyond the borders of colonial Burma in Manipur. In 1917 a rebellion started in this area and in the northern Chin Hills of Burma prompted by demands of the administration for young men to be sent to assist the war effort. The resistance movement last from December 1917 to May 1919 and was only put down when the British troops had burned 86 of the 198 Kuki/Thado villages in the region. ['Zo History', Vumson, Mizoram, undated, pp.133-137]
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar)  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Burma image, WA0635

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Image
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa0635_d01.tif
Media: Image
Size: 30.40 MB; 2773 x 1915 pixels; 235 x 162 mm (print at 300 DPI); 734 x 507 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0635