Rangoon

Somerset Maugham: The Eastern Gentleman

James Newman | May 6, 2019

Somerset Maugham set sail for British Burma in 1923 expecting tigers, pythons, headhunters, and strange exotic fruits; instead, he found a power hierarchy tottering under the weight of self-importance.

George Orwell’s Indian Days and Burmese Nights

James Newman | February 25, 2019

George Orwell’s extraordinary talent for understanding the human race was born from the streets and back alleys of British India and Myanmar; these Eastern lands informed one of the greatest literary minds of the Western world.