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On The Road To Mandalay : Portraits Of Ordinary People - Mya Than Tint

On The Road To Mandalay

Portraits Of Ordinary People

By: Mya Than Tint, Ohnmar Khin (Translator), Sein Kyaw Hlaing (Translator)

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Published: 2nd August 2006
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Inspired by Chicago journalist Stud Terkel's accounts of hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans, Rangoon-based writer Mya Than Tint introduces us to thirty-four of Burma's forty million 'ordinary people', the a-nya-ta-ra. As he traveled through Burma on literary lecture tours in the late 1980's, he encountered porters, sailors, fortune-tellers, waitresses, artists and petty criminals 'on the road to Mandalay'. This is Mya Than Tint's first major work to be translated into English.

Kaleidoscope
The Authorp. 8
Consultation with a Road-Side Fortune-Tellerp. 14
Hey Mr Composer, Over Here!p. 22
Any Old Newspapers?p. 30
The Parakeetp. 36
Behind the Festival Lights
Thwarted Ambitionp. 46
The Twelve Festival Traderp. 56
Man and Monkeyp. 66
Backstage Boyfriendp. 74
High Hopes
Thet Pyin the Sparep. 88
Miss Palefacep. 96
This Land, This Earthp. 102
What Next?p. 108
A Snapshot on Sagaing Hillsp. 114
Moonshine And Midwiferyp. 120
Mi Win Wap. 126
Steady as You go
The Moon and the Flowerp. 134
Home Sweet Homep. 142
Laundry Manp. 150
Up on an Elephant but Without the Horsesp. 158
Maria Catalinap. 164
Forever Waiting Tablesp. 172
Jasmine Garlandsp. 178
No Home Townp. 186
Up and Down the River Chindwinp. 192
Country Artistp. 200
A Street Cobblerp. 206
Shattered Dreams
Tranquil Poolp. 216
Abandonedp. 224
Confessionp. 228
Bitter-Sweet Taste of Successp. 236
Seeking Refuge
Madam Zero Meh Yinp. 246
The Prodigal Sonp. 254
From Rifles to Rosariesp. 260
A Daughter of Buddhap. 270
Map of Rangoonp. 280
The Burmese Calendarp. 281
Glossaryp. 282
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ISBN: 9789748299259
ISBN-10: 9748299252
Series: Asian portraits
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 2nd August 2006
Publisher: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: TH
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.1  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34