Returning the king who never came home
Hopes of repatriating the remains of Thibaw, Burma's last monarch, from India have become complicated by political indecisiveness and a potential three-country wrangle over the tomb of the last Mughal emperor in Yangon
King Thibaw, the last monarch of Myanmar's Kongbuang dynasty, died in exile in India nearly a century ago.
RETURN TO SENDER: King Thibaw’s tomb, left, and the First Princess’s tomb in Ratnagiri in India’s western Maharashtra state. Top, King Thibaw.
Ever since then efforts to repatriate his remains have been stymied by a political and diplomatic wrangle that could have implications throughout the region.
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