Though the Mon secured their place in world history through the introduction of Buddhism and the first indigenous script to South East Asia, this place is little known and only barely recorded by the Mon themselves …
In this short but accessible work the academic Dr Nai Pan Hla attempts to correct this narrative dominated by foreign observers through a modest exploration of the archaeological and linguistic findings providing a brief, but still illuminating light on this oldest of civilisations in the region.
Title: A Short Mon History
Author: Dr Nai Pan Hla
(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)