- (1889-1973)A British writer, raised in Ireland, he entered the Indian Civil Service in 1912 and served in Burma. Upon retiring, he devoted himself to a literary career. His books include accounts of his personal experiences in the country, such as Into Hidden Burma and Trials in Burma; histories and biographies, such as The Land of the Great Image, about the Maha Muni Buddha Image in Arakan (Rakhine); travelogues (Lords of the Sunset, about the Shan States); and historical such romances as She was a Queen, about a Pagan Dynasty royal figure. Trials in Burma, describing his years as a magistrate in Rangoon (Yangon), is interesting for his critical description of British racial attitudes toward the Burmese and other Asians.See also Orwell, George.
Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). Donald M. Seekins . 2014.
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