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One of the best books about Burma Myanmar since the start of the political reforms so far The title suggests that the book is mainly about Aung San Suu Kyi, but it s muchthan that The book gives a good idea of the struggles and complexities this country is facing, and explains why things don t change as fast as many people expected a few years ago The book also makes you better understand the character of Aung San Suu Kyi a charismatic and by the Burmese deeply loved leader, who is h One of the best books about Burma Myanmar since the start of the political reforms so far The title suggests that the book is mainly about Aung San Suu Kyi, but it s muchthan that The book gives a good idea of the struggles and complexities this country is facing, and explains why things don t change as fast as many people expected a few years ago The book also makes you better understand the character of Aung San Suu Kyi a charismatic and by the Burmese deeply loved leader, who is however far from the saint some thought her to be Interesting read Peter Poham tries to write a story of Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi for the past 50 He tries to focus on the changes in the last 5 years and what has led to the landslide victory of Suu Kyi Great people make great stories and yes these great stories are burdened with great and difficult choices THis is what forms the crux of the story Keeping the story since 1998 when the lady was taken hostage as a starting point, he recounts the lives of the various military dictators like T Interesting read Peter Poham tries to write a story of Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi for the past 50 He tries to focus on the changes in the last 5 years and what has led to the landslide victory of Suu Kyi Great people make great stories and yes these great stories are burdened with great and difficult choices THis is what forms the crux of the story Keeping the story since 1998 when the lady was taken hostage as a starting point, he recounts the lives of the various military dictators like Than Shwe and Than SHein, he tells the founding of the new capital at Naypyidaw and story of how BUrma is today opening up Military junta though owns a strong foothold in the country but has let the country open up after 70 years of independence THe pressure from UN, UNHRC and the UNited States is immense and at the centre stage is the lady who is seen to take it forward However the story points out several of the inherent flaws in the entire story of development Points are very valid and acceptable Burma has till now not tasted any form of foreign corporate led growth therefore it is definitely going to be long road for it Simultaneously it has several border issues with CHina, Thailand, Laos and INdia and the various militant outfits in Arakan, CHin, Kachin states are going to be big boulders ahead Burma is considering the part of the Golden Triangle of heroine smuggling mafia which it still has to solve There are issues and may issues and Aung San Suu Kyi is after all a human being, a politician What is way forward for the people of Burma is show a progressive outlook and come above the regional and religious discrimination and set aside futilities of war and distrust A country is of the people after all Development is of the people after all An easy but informative book that gives an overview of the history of politics in Burma and the rise of Aung San Suu Kyi Good starting place for someone who wants to learnabout Burma. An enlightening book that gives an overview of the history of politics in Burma and the rise of Aung San Suu Kyi. ( READ KINDLE ) ♲ The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom ♍ She was a heroine of our time, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny Then, in , Burma s generals opened the door a chink Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, and her country began to changeSuu Kyi s acclaimed biographer, Peter Popham, describes what happened next Travelling across the country, meeting aristocrats, monks and politicians, freedom fighters, punks and rebels, he shows how hope has slowly returned to the lives of ordinary Burmese He also examines the fate of the hill tribes, and how the world s politicians and businessmen are striving for influenceBut with greater openness, long suppressed prejudices have burst into the open intolerant Buddhist preachers have whipped up the latent hostility of the Burmese against people of other races and beliefs, especially the Muslim RohingyaWhen Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to parliament, she began to negotiate with the military Yet she has declined to take a firm stand on minority rights to the dismay of many in the West The Lady and the Generals offers a trenchant and compelling portrait of this fascinating country and asks where Burma and Suu Kyi herself with her bravery, her brilliance and her limitations are heading next Praise for The Lady and the PeacockWhat a gift to our world and what a splendid telling of Aung San Suu Kyi s life We are deeply indebted to Peter Popham for such a superb account Archbishop Desmond Tutu Sensitive and moving Sunday Times Beautifully written and compelling in every aspect Joanna Lumley Warm and objectivewill not be bettered for a long time Independent on Sunday Takes a balanced view around the persona of Suu Kyi and doesn t succumb to the assumptions of her cult of personality, however is sparsely detailed and lacks anything in the way of a conclusion, summative assessment or speculation of future developments. Lots of good contextual information in here A very valuable read. Popham needs to dofact checking The part about Chinese invested Myitsone dam does not even get the basic facts right And probably one third of the book is not really about the lady.