Burmese Days by George Orwell

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Burmese Days

Publisher: Harper
ISBN/ASIN: 1605121622
Number of pages: 300

George Orwell's picture of the British Indian Empire is a world of real and mental violence, pure racism, provocations by and manipulations of indigenous rebellions, corruption, bribing and blackmail. This hard-hitting book contains already the main themes of Orwell's later work: political and social freedom, freedom of speech and thought and the (im)moral, secret, arrogant and violent behavior of a all powerful oligarchy.

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