chapter  14
Buddhism, Prophecies and Rebellion
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In early 1856 the htì was hoisted on a pagoda situated on a hill above the site of the present Papun town. Today Papun is the main town in this Karen-dominated area. In the mid-1950s it was the capital of the KNU Kawthulay state but was taken by the Burmese army in 1955.