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Title: The Imperial Gazetteer of India (all 26 volumes)
Date of publication: 1908
Description/subject: The 26 volumes of The Imperial Gazetteer of India published in 1908 or 1909 when Burma was administered as part of India, are a major source of information about Burma. The most accessible online sources of the Gazetteer we have found are Archive.org, Osmania University Digital Library and Chicago University's Digital South Asia Library. We have mainly used the versions at Archive.org, but since these are rather large files, we have reduced them using Finereader Pro 11 Optical Character Recognition software. We produced two “OBL versions” of each volume, one with a crisp text of 3-4MB containing numerous digitisation errors, mostly figures, accents, transliteration symbols and tables (we did some light editing, but with a total of about 12,000 pages, detailed editing was beyond our capacity); and one of 12-16MB with fuzzier text but with less errors. The smaller files, some of which are taken direct from the Osmania University collection, can be opened and searched more easily, but if greater accuracy is needed, use the larger OBL versions or the original scans. These can be accessed via the links provided to Archive.org or the DSAL, which has read-only versions organised by volume and chapter and an overall search engine... The editions used here are those of 1908 or 1909. The online collections at Osmania University Digital Library and Archive.org also contain the editions of 1886
Language: English
Source/publisher: His Majesty's Secretary of State for India
Format/size: pdf (120K)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2015


Title: The Imperial Gazetteer of India
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2015


Individual Documents

Title: British Ruled India 1757-1947
Date of publication: 02 January 2008
Description/subject: 1. Documentary Sources, Libraries and other Institutions...2. Bibliography of Books Articles and Dissertations... 3. Wikipedia Articles (main Category - British rule in India)...4. Other Links
Author/creator: David Steinberg
Language: English
Source/publisher: House of David
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2010


Title: Myanmar's Long Distance Cannon (2)
Date of publication: April 1994
Description/subject: Continuation of article on the Myanmar cannon on Calton Hill in Edinburgh which was brought from Danhawady (Rakhine) in 1784, It was built during king Bodawpaya's reign (1782 - 1819). After the Third Anglo - Burmese War, many Burmese cannon and other captured guns were shipped to England as gifts to Queen Victoria and her court and presented by General Prendergast.....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar army - cannon, 2. Myanmar - History.
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ; (Metadata English, Burmese)
Source/publisher: "Kanaung Sethmu Sipwa Journal", Vol. 1, No. 4, via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (153K-reduced version; 568K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/MK0017.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 October 2014