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George Orwell

Burmese Days

This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada, based on Kathar (formerly spelled Katha), a town where Orwell served. It is a thinly-veiled tale from the waning days of British colonialism when Burma was ruled from Delhi as a part of British India–a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj. As the story opens, U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, is planning to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr Veraswami. The doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. Dr Veraswami wants the privilege of becoming a member of the British club because he thinks that if his standing with the Europeans is good, U Po Kyin's intrigues against him will not prevail. U Po Kyin begins a campaign to persuade the Europeans that the doctor holds disloyal, anti-British opinions, and believes anonymous letters with false stories about the doctor “will work wonders”…
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  • ldformailshared an impression8 years ago

    Very thrilling novel of famous classik english writer. You realy dive in to the atmosphere of english colony in Birma (India). Must read for all serious readers.


  • Aselle Yevdokimova-Sugurbayevahas quoted3 years ago
    My friend, you do not think that. If truly you disapproved of the British Empire, you would not be talking of it privately here. You would be proclaiming it from the housetops.
  • Aselle Yevdokimova-Sugurbayevahas quoted3 years ago
    too terrible to have to walk about in this sun every day.’
  • Дмитрий Кувшиновhas quoted3 years ago
    Ma Kin bent her head over her sewing. She was a simple, old-fashioned woman, who had learned even less of European habits than U Po Kyin. She could not sit on a chair without discomfort.

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