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Published by Macmillan & Co., Ltd. in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Burma -- Social life and customs

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Edition Notes

Statementby Shway Yoe [pseud.] ...
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS485.B81 S4
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 609 p. ;
Number of Pages609
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24153791M
OCLC/WorldCa413533

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The Burman: His Life and Notions () is a book about the peoples and customs of Burma (now Myanmar). First published under the pseudonym Shway Yoe, the book was written by the Scottish journalist and British Colonial administrator James George Scott. The book caused a sensation when it was first published because it was considered impossible that a Burman could write so well in English . This is THE book about pre-independence Burma, so well capturing the essence of Burma and the Burman that when it was published in (under the pseudonym of Shway Yoe) it was believed that it could not possibly have been written by a European.5/5(3). The insouciance of the Burman, even in the face of such potential torments, his gracefulness and spirit, his life and indeed his notions themselves were put down by Shway Yoe with a sunniness and a sharpness of vision which have remained unmatched in the literature on Burma. The Burman: his life and notions. [James George Scott] -- "Only one Western writer has ever been able to capture fully the spirit of the delightful inhabitants of Burma. Whether describing the childbirth rites, the function of the astrologers in Burmese.