Maha Bandula

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General Maha Bandula (မဟာဗန္ဓုလ ; 6 November 1782 – 1 April 1825) was commander-in-chief of the Royal Burmese Armed Forces from 1821 until his death in 1825 in the First Anglo-Burmese War.wikipedia
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First Anglo-Burmese War

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General Maha Bandula (မဟာဗန္ဓုလ ; 6 November 1782 – 1 April 1825) was commander-in-chief of the Royal Burmese Armed Forces from 1821 until his death in 1825 in the First Anglo-Burmese War.
Convinced that war was inevitable, Burmese commander-in-chief, Maha Bandula, became the main proponent of offensive policy against the British.

Tabayin

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Maha Bandula was born Maung Yit on 6 November 1782 (Wednesday, 2nd waxing of Tazaungmon 1144 ME) in Dabayin, the firstborn son of a minor gentry family of Pauk Taw and his wife, Nyein (, as in "calm"; not the more common as in "finality/completed").
Located a few kilometers west of Shwebo, the birthplace of Konbaung dynasty, Tabayin was a major source of many Konbaung soldiers and officials, including the country's most famous general Maha Bandula.

Bagyidaw

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While he continued to be part of the Palace Guards, Yit was no longer in the inner circle of the new crown prince, the Prince of Sagaing.
His elevation to crown prince also brought his royal servants, including Maung Yit (later Gen. Maha Bandula) of Dabayin and Maung Sa (later Lord of Myawaddy) of Sagaing to prominence.

Battle of Ramu

In May, Burmese forces led by Lord Myawaddy defeated units of British India Army in the Battle of Ramu, inside British territory, causing a great panic in Calcutta.
On May 10, 1824, the Burmese under General Maha Bandula launched an invasion of Chittagong from Arakan as the southern part of a two-pronged attack aimed at Calcutta.

Royal Burmese armed forces

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General Maha Bandula (မဟာဗန္ဓုလ ; 6 November 1782 – 1 April 1825) was commander-in-chief of the Royal Burmese Armed Forces from 1821 until his death in 1825 in the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Nanmadaw Me Nu

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Bandula was part of the war party at Bagyidaw's court, which also included Queen Me Nu and her brother, the lord of Salin.
Me Nu was part of the war party along with Gen. Maha Bandula and her brother Maung O, the Lord of Salin, in Bagyidaw's court that advocated war with the British.

Myawaddy Mingyi U Sa

U SaLord MyawaddyLord of Myawaddy
In May, Burmese forces led by Lord Myawaddy defeated units of British India Army in the Battle of Ramu, inside British territory, causing a great panic in Calcutta.
As the commander of Arakan theater under Gen. Maha Bandula in the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824–1826, Sa achieved a few battlefield victories in an otherwise disastrous war for the Burmese.

Sudingphaa

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King Chandrakanta Singha now agreed to become a tributary of Burma, and gave many presents and Ahom princess Hemo Aideo in marriage to the Burmese king.
The Burmese monarch Bagyidaw sent his finest general Mingi Maha Bandula to reclaim Assam with reinforcements of 20,000 soldiers.

Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Baronet

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The British forces led by General Archibald Campbell took position inside a fortified Shwedagon Pagoda compound.
In December 1824, Campbell and his 10,000 men decisively defeated the 30,000 strong Burmese forces led by General Maha Bandula in the final battle of Yangon.

Maha Bandula Park

Mahabandoola ParkIndependence Monument park
The park is named after General Maha Bandula who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–1826).

Danubyu

Donabew
Bandula fell back to his rear base at Danubyu, a small town not far from Yangon, in the Irrawaddy delta.
After the loss to the British in the Battle of Yangon during the First Anglo-Burmese War, Maha Bandula retreated to Danubyu.

Maha Bandula Bridge

It is named after General Maha Bandula, and crosses Pazundaung Creek just east of Yangon's central business district.

Kyansittha

KyanzitthaKing Kyanzittha
The other four teams are named after the greatest kings of Burmese history: Team Anawrahta, Team Kyansittha, Team Bayinnaung and Team Alaungpaya.

Commander-in-chief

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General Maha Bandula (မဟာဗန္ဓုလ ; 6 November 1782 – 1 April 1825) was commander-in-chief of the Royal Burmese Armed Forces from 1821 until his death in 1825 in the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Manipur

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Bandula was a key figure in the Konbaung dynasty's policy of expansionism in Manipur and Assam that ultimately resulted in the war and the beginning of the downfall of the dynasty.

Assam

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Bandula was a key figure in the Konbaung dynasty's policy of expansionism in Manipur and Assam that ultimately resulted in the war and the beginning of the downfall of the dynasty.

Burmese names

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Maha Bandula was born Maung Yit on 6 November 1782 (Wednesday, 2nd waxing of Tazaungmon 1144 ME) in Dabayin, the firstborn son of a minor gentry family of Pauk Taw and his wife, Nyein (, as in "calm"; not the more common as in "finality/completed").

Sesame

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He worked the sesame fields with his mother and looked after his younger siblings.

Amarapura

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Later in his youth, Yit moved to Amarapura, then the kingdom's capital, to serve as the lowest grade retainer in the royal service of Crown Prince Thado Minsaw, who had his hometown Dababyin in fief.

Thado Minsaw

Later in his youth, Yit moved to Amarapura, then the kingdom's capital, to serve as the lowest grade retainer in the royal service of Crown Prince Thado Minsaw, who had his hometown Dababyin in fief.

Privy council

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Impressed by Yit's bold behavior, the crown prince pardoned Yit and made him a messenger in his Privy Council.

Ahom kingdom

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Bodawpaya's next target was Assam, another kingdom to the west but much larger one than Manipur.

Guwahati

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In 1816, the Assamese governor of Guwahati, Badan Chandra Borphukan sought help from the Burmese king in order to oust his political rival Purnananda Burhagohain, the Prime Minister.

Borphukan

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In 1816, the Assamese governor of Guwahati, Badan Chandra Borphukan sought help from the Burmese king in order to oust his political rival Purnananda Burhagohain, the Prime Minister.

Burhagohain

In 1816, the Assamese governor of Guwahati, Badan Chandra Borphukan sought help from the Burmese king in order to oust his political rival Purnananda Burhagohain, the Prime Minister.