Nagani Book Club

   A publishing enterprise established in 1937 by Thakins Nu, Than Tun, and other members of the Dobama Asiayone to expose their compatriots to modern political and world affairs literature. During the British colonial period, few books were published in the languages of Burma, and most of them dealt with traditional subjects, such as Buddhism. The Nagani (Red Dragon) Book Club published both original books and translated ones, numbering 71 titles, between 1938 and 1941. They dealt with Burmese politics; Soviet Russia; the Irish revolution; Chinese politics, including the works of Sun Yat-sen; Adolph Hitler; and other issues, including a translation of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People by Thakin Nu. The club also held public lectures and published a journal and had a major influence on encouraging young Burmese to become politically active during and after World War II.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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