Finding Law in Yangon


Monsoon Skies above the former High Court of Yangon. Since 2006,
the building houses the High Court of the Yangon Region.

Custom House (built in 1916?) located on the Yangon riverfront. More about the Custom House here.

Lawyers and Litigants waiting, milling around,
sipping tea outside the Custom House.

Lawbooks spanning the breadth of subjects and theme, in English
and Burmese, in a used book store in downtown Yangon.

A classic text on the law of Indian income tax - by prominent Indian lawyers
Jamshedji Kanga and NA Palkhivala – from a law library in Yangon.

Read more in “Intertwined Itineraries: Debt, Decolonization, and International Law in Post-World War II South Asia.” Law and History Review, vol. 38, no. 1, 2020, pp. 1–24. (Institutional login required.) All photographs by Kalyani Ramnath, July 2019. All images click to full size.