The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - What do we really know about burma and its history? and what can burma's past tell us about its present and even its future? For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma―through sanctions and tourist boycotts―only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship.

Now thant myint-u tells the story of modern Burma, in an interwoven narrative that is by turns lyrical, and the story of his own family, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Through his prominent family's stories and those of others, he portrays Burma's rise and decline in the modern world, from the time of Portuguese pirates and renegade Mughal princes through a sixty-year civil war that continues today―the longest-running war anywhere in the world.

The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma - The river of lost footsteps is a work at once personal and global, a "brisk, vivid history" Philip Delves Broughton, The Wall Street Journal that makes Burma accessible and enthralling.

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey

Harper Perennial - Fleeing to the jungle, he becomes a guerrilla fighter in the life-or-death struggle against the government. Burma's military dictatorship forces him to sacrifice his studies, and the regime's brutal armed forces murder his lover. In desperation, he writes a letter to the Englishman he met in Mandalay. Miraculously reaching its destination, the letter leads to Pascal's rescue and his enrollment in Cambridge University, where he is the first Burmese tribesman ever to attend.

From the land of green ghosts unforgettably evokes the realities of life in modern-day Burma and one man's long journey to freedom despite almost unimaginable odds. Within months of his meeting with Dr. John casey, a professor visiting burma, meets a waiter in Mandalay with a passion for the works of James Joyce, and the encounter changes both their lives.

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey - Pascal, a member of the kayan Padaung tribe, was the first member of his community to study English at a university. Casey, pascal's world lay in ruins. In 1988, Dr.

The Glass Palace: A Novel

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Coetzee“there is no denying Ghosh’s command of culture and history. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He proves a writer of supreme skill and intelligence.

The atlantic monthly“i will never forget the young and old Rajkumar, the Princesses, Dolly, the forests of teak, the wealth that made families and wars. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her. The struggles that have made burma, india, and Malaya the places they are today are illuminated in this wonderful novel by the writer Chitra Divakaruni calls “a master storyteller.

The Glass Palace: A Novel - Praise for the glass palace“an absorbing story of a world in transition, brought to life through characters who love and suffer with equal intensity. J. A wonderful novel. An incredible story. Grace paley“A novelist of dazzling ingenuity. San francisco Chronicle Random House Trade.

Burmese Days: A Novel

Mariner Books - Mariner Books. A handful of englishmen living in a settlement in Burma congregate in the European Club, drink whiskey, and argue over an impending order to admit a token Asian. Random House Trade. Orwell draws on his years of experience in India to tell this story of the waning days of British imperialism.

Letters from Burma

Penguin Books - Includes an introduction from fergal keane 'aung san suu kyi has become a global symbol of peaceful resistance, courage and apparently endless endurance' Guardian 'A real hero in an age of phony phone-in celebrity, which hands out that title freely to the most spoiled and underqualified' Bono, Time Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of Burma's National League for Democracy.

Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, actors and everyday people who have supported the National League for Democracy, academics, often at great risk to their own lives. She was placed under house arrest in rangoon in 1989, where she remained for almost 15 of the 21 years until her release in 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners.

Letters from Burma - Penguin Books. She also evokes the beauty of the country's seasons and scenery, customs and festivities that remain so close to her heart. She reveals the impact of political decisions on the people of Burma, from the terrible cost to the children of imprisoned dissidents - allowed to see their parents for only fifteen minutes every fortnight - to the effect of inflation on the national diet and of state repression on traditions of hospitality.

Random House Trade. Letters from burma - an unforgettable collection from the nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi In these astonishing letters, Aung San Suu Kyi reaches out beyond Burma's borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land. Through these remarkable letters, the reader catches a glimpse of exactly what is at stake as Suu Kyi fights on for freedom in Burma, and of the love for her homeland that sustains her non-violent battle.

She is also the author of the collection of writings Freedom from Fear.

Finding George Orwell in Burma

Penguin Books - When larkin quietly asked one burmese intellectual if he knew the work of george Orwell, he stared blankly for a moment and then said, you mean the prophet!" In one of the most intrepid political travelogues in recent memory, "Ah, Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent traveling through Burma using the life and work of George Orwell as her compass.

Penguin Books. Orwell's mother was born in burma, at the height of the British raj, and Orwell was fundamentally shaped by his experiences in Burma as a young man working for the British Imperial Police. More important, she finds that the path she charts leads her to the people who have found ways to somehow resist the soul-crushing effects of life in this most cruel police state.

Finding George Orwell in Burma - She brings to vivid life a country and a people cut off from the rest of the world, and from one another, by the ruling military junta and its vast network of spies and informers. Mariner Books. She was frequently told by burmese acquaintances that orwell did not write one book about their country - his first novel, Burmese Days - but in fact he wrote three, the "trilogy" that included Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

. And george orwell's moral clarity, hatred of injustice, and keen powers of observation serve as the author's compass in another sense too: they are qualities she shares and they suffuse her book - the keenest and finest reckoning with life in this police state that has yet been written. A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of george orwell, author of 1984 and ANIMAL FARM, in Southeast Asia Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian.

The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has.

Lonely Planet Myanmar Burma Travel Guide

Lonely Planet - Lonely planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Mariner Books. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers.

You'll also find our content online, and more, ebooks, and in mobile apps, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, video, 12 international magazines, enabling you to explore every day. Be dazzled by buddhist architecture in yangon, explore Bagan's amazing plain of ancient temples, or hike to the floating gardens and markets of Inle Lake; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet Myanmar Burma Travel Guide - Lonely planet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world. Fairfax media Australia Random House Trade. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. Tripadvisor travelers' choice awards 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, 2013, like no other.

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Freedom from Fear: And Other Writings

Penguin Books - Penguin Books. Random House Trade. Recipient of the nobel peace prize and the sakharov prize for freedom of Thought, Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world's greatest living defenders of freedom and democracy, and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, and an inspiration to millions worldwide. She was placed under house arrest in rangoon in 1989, where she remained for almost 15 of the 21 years until her release in 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners.

In one of the most laudable continuing acts of political courage' financial times 'Such is the depth of passion and learning that she brings to her writings about national identity and its links with culture and language that she has attracted the admiration of intellectuals around the world' Sunday Times Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of Burma's National League for Democracy.

. Lonely planet. She is also the author of Letters from Burma. This book sits alongside Nelson Mandela's memoir Long Walk to Freedom. Mariner Books. Penguin Books. Bringing together her most powerful speeches, letters and interviews, this remarkable collection gives a voice to Burma's 'woman of destiny', whose fate remains in the hands of her enemies.

Freedom from Fear: And Other Writings - This book is bound to become a classic for a new generation of asians who value democracy even more highly than Westerners do, simply because they are deprived of the basic freedoms that Westerners take for granted'The New York Times 'Aung San Suu Kyi's extraordinary achievement has been to confront the regime peacefully, reasonably and persuasively.

Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other' Asian Arguments

Zed Books - For decades myanmar has been portrayed as a case of good citizen versus bad regime – men in jackboots maintaining a suffocating rule over a majority Buddhist population beholden to the ideals of non-violence and tolerance. Lonely planet. Mariner Books. But in recent years this narrative has been upended. In june 2012, violence between buddhists and Muslims erupted in western Myanmar, pointing to a growing divide between religious communities that before had received little attention from the outside world.

This violence, pro-democracy activists, was spurred on by monks, breaking out amid the passage to democracy, and even politicians. In this gripping and deeply reported account, in myanmar’s case, francis wade explores how the manipulation of identities by an anxious ruling elite has laid the foundations for mass violence, and how, some of the most respected and articulate voices for democracy have turned on the Muslim population at a time when the majority of citizens are beginning to experience freedoms unseen for half a century.

Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other' Asian Arguments - Zed Books. Random House Trade. Attacks on muslims soon spread across the country, leaving hundreds dead, entire neighbourhoods turned to rubble, and tens of thousands of Muslims confined to internment camps. Penguin Books. Penguin Books.

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Genocide

Hurst - He makes a powerful appeal to use the lessons of the twentieth century to stop this genocide in the twenty-first. Lonely planet. As horrifying massacres have unfolded in 2017, international human rights groups have accused the regime of complicity in an ethnic cleansing campaign against them. According to the united Nations, Myanmar's Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

Only now has the media turned its attention to their plight at the hands of a country led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Penguin Books. Authorities refuse to recognise the rohingyas as one of Myanmar's 135 "national races, " denying them citizenship rights in the country of their birth and severely restricting many aspects of ordinary life, from marriage to free movement.

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Genocide - In this updated edition, azeem ibrahim chronicles the events leading up to the current, final cleansing of the Rohingya population, and issues a clarion call to protect a vulnerable, little known Muslim minority. Penguin Books. Zed Books. Yet the signs of this genocide have been visible for years. For generations, extortion, arbitrary arrest and detention, violence, this Muslim group has suffered routine discrimination, and other abuses by the Buddhist majority.

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Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asia's two rising, giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy. From their very beginnings, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles from Calcutta across Burma to the upper Yangtze River.

Soon this last great frontier will vanish―the forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies crushed―leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. Random House Trade. This basic shift in geography―as sudden and profound as the opening of the Suez Canal―will lead to unprecedented connections among the three billion people of Southeast Asia and the Far East.

Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia - Thant myint-u's where china meets india is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities.

Mariner Books. Zed Books. Lonely planet. At once a travelogue, and an informed look into the future, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, a work of history, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.