Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma

Got this book in India in June. Its just published this year and gives detailed background to Burmese political history and background. That and also details about The Lady’s dad Aung San takes up about nearly half the book. The other half is a detailed account on Aung San Suu Kyi’s life, her upbringing, her marriage, education in Oxford England, her children and then her involvement in politics.

She had foreseen that she would one day have to leave the comfortable family life in the UK to help her people. She’s had many opportunities to leave Burma and lead a normal life but chose the noble path instead and continues to be present in Burma for her people.

The book also details the appalling atrocities that the army has carried out on the people and especially the minority ethnic groups.

Its a good read and definitely timely now.

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