Burmese Days (Paperback)

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"First published in 1934, Burmese Days is a novel by George Orwell. Set in British Burma during the waning days of the Empire, it is ""a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj."" The story is based on Orwell's own experiences as a police officer in Burma. The main character of the novel is John Flory and he represents what is known as the ""pukka sahib"" who upholds British values and the British way of life. Flory is deliberately contrasted with other British residents of the area, however, he has real respect for the local culture and is not bigoted as the others. The others stand for the more normal course of British imperialism, with the British exercising power over people for whom they have contempt. The strong pessimism of Orwell is seen in the way Flory is marginalized by the British community precisely because he is not the bigot others are and so, Flory cannot survive in this atmosphere and commits suicide.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789355461681
ISBN-10: 9355461682
Publisher: Pharos Books Private Limited
Publication Date: July 5th, 2022
Pages: 298
Language: English