Recommended reading

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Mar
2020

Recommended reading

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  • ‘The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh – a historical novel spanning a century, from the fall of the Konbaung Dynasty in Mandalay to modern times. It explores issues from the changing economic landscapes of Burma and India to national identity.
  • Burmese Days: A Novel by George Orwell – first published in 1934, this novel explores the last days of British colonialism, with an emphasis on its dark side.
  • Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin – a political travelogue chronicling a year spent traveling in Burma following in George Orwell’s footsteps, revealing the struggles of life in modern day Burma.
  • Golden Earth: Travels in Burma by Norman Lewis – a colorful travel narrative written in the 1950s after the author explored Burma by any means possible, including hitchhiking on various transport modes.
  • The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason – a fictional account of a middle aged piano turner commissioned by the British War Office to venture into the remote jungles of Burma to repair an army surgeon’s rare piano, exploring the country in the process.
  • Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi – a series of 52 poignant letters written by Burma’s leading voice for human rights and democracy. Her letters reveal insight into the effect of political decisions on ordinary citizens’ lives.