• Title: A Burmese Heart
  • Author: Y.M.V. Han Tinsa Maw-Naing
  • ISBN: 9780996225410
  • Page: 157
  • Format: ebook
  • A Burmese Heart This is a well written history from a part of the world that has been forgotten or overlooked by manyThis is a book for any history buff for anyone interested in Asia in World War II or in the Brit
    This is a well written history from a part of the world that has been forgotten or overlooked by manyThis is a book for any history buff, for anyone interested in Asia, in World War II, or in the British Colonies Portland Book ReviewSpanning the colonial, independence, and dictatorship periods in Burma Myanmar , A Burmese Heart is a gripping personal account of on This is a well written history from a part of the world that has been forgotten or overlooked by manyThis is a book for any history buff, for anyone interested in Asia, in World War II, or in the British Colonies Portland Book ReviewSpanning the colonial, independence, and dictatorship periods in Burma Myanmar , A Burmese Heart is a gripping personal account of one woman and her family who lived through the making and unmaking of their country s turbulent history Tinsa Maw Naing is born into privilege as the daughter of a wealthy barrister and his wife in Rangoon Yangon , and she is forewarned at birth that she is destined to live a life of extremes She is introduced to chaos at an early age when her father, Dr Ba Maw, becomes Prime Minister and initiates the independence movement with likeminded nationalists during the fall of the colonial era Forced to confront war and mortality during her childhood, Tinsa s fate and mettle are tested amidst unparalleled destruction.Tinsa marries Bo Yan Naing, one of the famed Thirty Comrades who were the nucleus of the modern military, and becomes one of the first female English Literature university lecturers during Burma s gilded age of democracy Her bliss is short lived when a military dictatorship takes power in 1962, and her husband ignites a pro democracy insurgency on the Thai Burma border In May 1966, soldiers ransack Tinsa s home and she is taken to the notorious Ye Kyi Aing Prison in the outskirts of Rangoon Yangon , where she is imprisoned for years as punishment for her husband s insurrection Her family and friends languish in secret detention centers as the first political detainees of that era, silent witnesses to the rise of a new regime.A Burmese Heart is an engrossing account of surviving history as told through the eyes of one woman It is also the story of a country and its people revolutionaries, intellectuals, martyrs, innocent bystanders who are perpetually caught in the violent cycles of politics, a history silenced until now.

    One Reply to “A Burmese Heart”

    1. An amazing read about Myanmar's turbulent history from the eyes of Tinsa Maw-Naing, whose family was deeply involved in the political circles of Myanmar.Honest, real, and very personal; Daw Tinsa reflects on her difficult yet incredible journey. Parts of the book were so captivating one can't help but feel brought back to the 1900's in Myanmar, and feel the struggle Daw Tinsa went through.I am deeply appreciative of Y.M.V. Han and Daw Tinsa for writing this book for all future generations of Bur [...]

    2. A Burmese Heart is a "Must Read", for all generations of Burma, and for anyone who has a keen interest in the history of Burma.The book begins with Burma last days as a monarchy, the colonisation by the British, her separation from India, the Japanese invasion, and her independence; and ends at the days of the aftermaths of Burma uprising of 8.8.88.Written from the memoirs of Daw Thinsa Maw-Naing, the quality of the literature contains within makes me 'realise' Burma on many different levels.The [...]

    3. A wonderful read. Well written. Sad, inspiring, uplifting. The life story of one who was there and part of the most tumultuous times in Myanmar/Burma's history - the last period of English colonialism, WWII and the Japanese times, independence, and life under the military junta. Can't recommend this enough.

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