Land of Jade. A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China

Land of Jade A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China In August Mr de Souza from Goa his considerable body wrapped in a blanket his jet black hair flowing gently in the breeze and his eyes hidden by huge dark stylish sun glasses arrived in N

  • Title: Land of Jade. A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China
  • Author: Bertil Lintner
  • ISBN: 9789748299242
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In August 1995, Mr de Souza from Goa , his considerable body wrapped in a blanket, his jet black hair flowing gently in the breeze, and his eyes hidden by huge, dark, stylish sun glasses, arrived in Nagaland With his diminutive and highly pregant travel companion, he had slipped past various Indian checkpoints and intelligence setups, and a fantastic journey into hiddenIn August 1995, Mr de Souza from Goa , his considerable body wrapped in a blanket, his jet black hair flowing gently in the breeze, and his eyes hidden by huge, dark, stylish sun glasses, arrived in Nagaland With his diminutive and highly pregant travel companion, he had slipped past various Indian checkpoints and intelligence setups, and a fantastic journey into hidden Burma began The book that resulted from this journey has become a classic on recent Burmese history Bertil and Hseng Noung Lintner spent one and a half years travelling through northern and eastern Burma from 1985 to 1987 Lintner describes with care and deep insight the struggle by the Kachin and Shan ethnic groups against Burmese army rule, and records the decline and fall of the CPB the Communist Party of Burma During their 2,275 kilometre trek, at times in great danger, they wrote the history of a 40 year forgotten war, a history which would otherwise never have been committed to paper in such rich detail Their daughter Hseng Tai was born in Nagaland in India at the inception of the journey The 1996 edition is updated, and contains a wealth of hitherto unpublished photographic material as well as detailed maps and plans

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    One Reply to “Land of Jade. A Journey from India through Northern Burma to China”

    1. A fascinating book, even if you aren't particularly interested in Burma. Bertil Lintner--the Burmese government's perpetual thorn in its side--and his pregnant Burmese wife sneak into the hills of insurgent controlled Burma via Assam India and spend the next 1.5-2 years playing cat-and-mouse with the government army as they treck across northern Burma. Gives first-hand account of life for the various ethnic groups across Burma and the armies fighting for their freedom.

    2. I’m giving this book four-stars because the title is misleading (lol)This book does not detail the Jade trade in Burma whatsoever; other than mentioning that the KIA controlled the mines for a time.However, I love this author and depending on what you expect to get out of reading this book, it probably deserves five-stars (or less).It gives you firsthand knowledge of pre-1989 CPB-controlled territory in Burma. MUCH of the book is completely unnecessary unless you really care about the daily li [...]

    3. A wonderful adventure of a book! Written in 1986, this is the story of a trek of Homeric proportions through one of the last unmapped wilderness on the Asian continent. Revolutionaries, drug lords, jade miners, a very well written adventure story featuring a Western journalist his Burmese (Shan) photographer wife and their infant daughter. Between 1962-1990 Burma was almost completely closed off from the West. This book's intrepid on site reporting chronicles an important era in Burmese history. [...]

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