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Steinberg, D.I. Burma/ Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. [Google Books]

About: "This book offers a concise synthesis of this forbidding yet fascinating country. It explains the current situation in detail yet contextualizes it in a wide-ranging survey of Burmese history and culture." [Amazon]

 Seekins, D.M. Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2006. 

About: "This book explains in depth the country's political crisis, while also providing detailed historical background. Through the use of maps, a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, and events as well as political, economic, and social background, the history of this country is unfolded." [Publisher]

Casino, E.S. Burma and the Burmese: A Historical Perspective. Honolulu: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Hawaii,1997.

About: This book provides an overview of land, people, religion and history of Burma. Further, it deals with the developments following the Burmese independence.


In Pictures: Nic Dunlop's Burma. London: BBC News in Pictures, 2013.
About: "Photographer Nic Dunlop has spent two decades photographing Burma/Myanmar under military rule. His black and white images offer an insight into a country that is only now beginning to emerge from decades of dictatorship." [BBC]


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