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    Burmese Days is the first novel by English writer George Orwell, published in 1934. Set in British Burma during the waning days of empire, when Burma was ruled from Delhi as part of British India, the novel serves as "a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj." At the centre of the novel is John Flory, "the lone and lacking individual ...

  2. Burmese Days. Published in the USA in 1934 and the UK in 1935, Burmese Days was George Orwell’s first novel.An examination of the debasing effect of empire on occupied and occupier, the novel follows John Flory, a timber-merchant in 1920s Burma (where Orwell himself served as an imperial policeman).

  3. In Burmese Days, George Orwell explores the themes of imperialism, racism, and corruption in colonial Burma. Through his vivid descriptions of the British colonial society and the Burmese natives, Orwell provides a scathing social commentary on the oppressive nature of imperialism and the damaging effects it has on both the colonizers and the colonized.

  4. Burmese Days (Brasil: Dias na Birmânia / Portugal: Dias da Birmânia [1]) é um romance de George Orwell publicado em 1934. Este romance demonstra a verdadeira face do Império Britânico na Índia e consequentemente no mundo.

  5. Burmese Days, however, is something very different. It is a portrait of the dark side of the Raj, chronicling sordid and shameful episodes of empire life. Few of the characters in Burmese Days have any redeemable features; both British and Burmese alike are tarnished by the colonial system in which they live.

  6. Honest and evocative, George Orwell’s first novel is an examination of the debasing effect of empire on occupied and occupier.Burmese Days focuses on a handful of Englishmen who meet at the European Club to drink whisky and to alleviate the acute and unspoken loneliness of life in 1920s Burma—where Orwell himself served as an imperial policeman—during the waning days of British imperialism.

  7. Burmese Days is a scathing attack on racism and imperialism that seems in many ways ahead of its time. The novel was published in the United States before it was published in the U.K. because it was thought that it would be more palatable in a country without a direct connection to colonial India and Burma (and where the real-life models for the characters wouldn’t be recognized).