The Moon Princess, Memories of the Shan States
by Sao Sanda
Price: US$37.50 (S$52.50*)
Format: Paperback, 309 pages
Published: 2008, Thailand, 1st Edition
About This Book
The author, daughter of the prince of Yawnghwe, one of the Shan states in Burma’s borderlands, was born in Burma and educated in Rangoon and Cambridge. She then worked as a radio commentator in Burma until the 1962 coup. She writes discursively of her life, the role and history of the Shan states and the factors, which hindered the establishment of a united and independent Burma. This is also a memoir of her father, Sao Shwe Thaike, first President of the Union of Burma who died in prison after the 1962 coup. With maps, archival photographs, an appendix on recent history of Burma, bibliography and index.