The female voice of Myanmar : Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi


The female voice of Myanmar : Khin Myo Chit to Aung San Suu Kyi

Nilanjana Sengupta

Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • : hardback

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Summary: "Ventures beyond a chronological documentation of female participation in anti-establishment movements and instead attempts an analysis of the shifting values and images which have helped shape feminism in Myanmar"--Provided by publisher

Bibliography: p. [359]-370

Includes index



The Female Voice of Myanmar seeks to offer a female perspective on the history and political evolution of Myanmar. It delves into the lives and works of four of Myanmar's remarkable women who set aside their lives to answer the call of their country: Khin Myo Chit, who spoke about latent sexual politics in pre-Independent Burma; Ludu Daw Amar, who as the editor of the leftist Ludu Daily, was deemed anti-establishment and was witness to the socialist government's abortive efforts at ethnic reconciliation; Ma Thida, whose writing bears testimony to the impact the authoritative military rule had on the individual psyche; and Aung San Suu Kyi, who has re-articulated Burmese nationalism. This book breaks new ground in exploring their writing, both published and hitherto unexamined, some in English and much in Burmese, while the intimate biographical sketches offer a glimpse into the Burmese home and the shifting feminine image.


  • List of figures
  • Glossary
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Khin Myo Chit: the voice of a closet feminist
  • 2. Ludu Daw Amar: the voice of unity
  • 3. Ma Thida: the voice of hidden truths and changing times
  • 4. Aung San Suu Kyi: the voice of a pragmatic
  • Annexure I. Chronology of Khin Myo Chit's publications
  • Annexure II. Chronology of Ludu Daw Amar's publications
  • Annexure III. Chronology of Ma Thida's publications
  • Bibliography.

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