Lala Lajpath Rai along with Madan Mohan Malavya founded the Nationalist Party
- Aims-To control forest resources, to increase exports, to check French influence.
- First war (1824-26) British forces drove the Burmese out of Assam, cacher, Manipur, and Arakan.Peace Treaty of Yandobo signed.
- Second War (1852) British annexed Pegu but faced a popular guerilla warfare.
- British now controlled whole of Burma’s coastline.
- Third war (1885). The British annexed upper Burma.