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Burmese Days

George Orwell
Edited by Rosinka Chaudhuri

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198853701

304 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel is set during the end days of British colonialism, when Burma is ruled from Delhi as part of British India.

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Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel is set during the end days of British colonialism, when Burma is ruled from Delhi as part of British India.

  • Introduction argues that Burmese Days is more than just a harsh portrayal of colonial society, making the case that his writing here holds it up, rather, as among the best productions of its time.
  • Looks at how Burmese Days is not so much a novel about Englishmen in British India, or indeed a depiction of colonial Burma, as it is about human character, conflict, and desire as they play out in a landscape irradiated and corrupted with the knowledge of complicity in the perpetration of imperialism.
  • Contains detailed explanatory notes and select bibliography.

About the Author(s)

George Orwell

Edited by Rosinka Chaudhuri, Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)

Rosinka Chaudhuri is Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC). She has also translated and introduced the complete text of the letters Rabindranath Tagore wrote his niece Indira Debi as a young man, calling it Letters from a Young Poet (1887-94) (Penguin Modern Classics, 2014).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    Burmese Days
    Explanatory Notes

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