On the History of Arakan by Capt. A. P. Phayre, Senior Assistant Commissioner Arakan

The following sketch of the history of Arakan I put forward chiefly in the hope of attracting others to this field of enquiry. A compilation was made at my request from various ancient chronicles, by Nga-mi, one of the most learned among the literati of his country, and I proceed to furnish an epitome of its contents. 

Many copies of the Radza-weng, (History of Kings,) are to be found among the Arakanese, differing from each other in details, being ample or scanty in the narrative, according to the research or imagination of the authors, bur, all agreeing in the main facts of the national history.

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