History Of Myanmar Literature In Konbaung Period (1757 A.D.-1849 A.D.)
Myanmar historical literature was classified into three categories (1) stone inscription, (2) historical records, (3) pyui, (4) ekhyan. Alaungpara recorded inscription the Hngetpittaung of Bagan in1757 A.D., in orders that there was building of monastery and prohibiting the taking of animal life within a radius of 500 tas.Hsinbyushin (1763-1766 A.D.) recorded inscription on dedication of lands to Shwezigon pagoda within a cave north-east of the Shwezigon pagoda. Baganmin (1857 A.D.) recorded Mahalokaranthi inscription within Mhamuni pagoda barren on erection of pagoda and donated the slaves. Mindonmin erected three basket of Pitaka inscription within Mahalokamarazein walls. In 1787 A.D. Badonmin established Yadanabonkyaw monastery inscription within Mahamuni walls in order to build monastery and donate slaves. In 1810 A.D. Mg PaungChaungekhyan addressed to a royal child extolling the glory ofancestors was composed by ShwetaungNandamrik. There was Paleiksarekhyan of U Phyaw, Mayor of Paleik town. Anotherclassical song, Minnanseeekhyan was composed by Twin thinmingyi. The most salient records are Assam winning record and record of Chinese Ambassador’s arrival. In 1849 A.D., Abirukapyui was composed by MinhlayazarKyawhtin. In 1827 A.D., in Kuthapyui composed by Shin ArdeiksaWuntha of Monyway contained many historically evident facts.Ohnmardanipyui composed by Mahaminhlamingaung consists of no evident facts of history but it consisted of social facts. Sandakennaripyuithit composed by Mayor of Sawhla-MinhlayazarKyawhtin U Shwe Chit in 1850 was expressed as hundred and one ethnic races different from Kuthapyui of Monyway monk. He composed Banlatiyapyui in 1792.
Keywords - Stone Inscriptions, Historical Records, Pyui, Ekhyan