THE BURMA LAWS ACT (1898) | Land Portal

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November 1898
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India Act XIII, 1898 4th November, 1898...."...5. The President of the Union may, for administrative including revenue purposes,-
(q) divide Upper Burma into divisions and each of these divisions into districts, and vary the
limits of those divisions and districts, and
(b) divide each of those districts into sub-divisions, each of those sub-divisions into townships
and each of those townships into circles, and vary the limits of these sub-divisions, townships
and circles.
6. For the purpose of facilitating the application of any enactment for the time being in force in
any part of Upper Burma, any Court may construe the enactment with such alterations, not
affecting the substance, as may be necessary or proper to adapt it to the matter before the Court...

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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture.

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