Aung San and the Struggle for Burmese Independence

by Angelene Naw

308 pp., illustrated
Available from NIAS Press in Europe

Paperback - 2001, Available
ISBN 978 87 87062 96 1, £16.99

Aung San is revered in Burma as the architect of Burmese freedom. Tragically, he was assassinated in 1947 just five months before Burma achieved its hard-won independence. In this highly readable biography that relies extensively on personal interviews, British archival records and much other primary and secondary material, Angelene Naw traces the Burmese struggle for independence and Aung San’s pivotal role in it.

The result is an engaging historical account of Burma’s most prominent leader, whose vision continues to be upheld by his daughter and namesake, Aung San Suu Kyi, in today’s Burma.


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