“Letters from Burma” is nice to read. I recommend it to students doing their GP. Its better than reading dry essays from “model essays” as there are nuggets of information about politics and history all interwoven into the everyday life of the people. It exudes such an aura of buddhist calm that I was reminded of my readings in Mindfulness and the Eightfold Noble Path. She drew inspiration from the Mahatma hence her non-violent (ahimsa) approach.