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Title: “Burmese Days” (1934)
Author: George Orwell
Genre: Short story
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), best known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English writer. He is best known for his political works and dystopian tales of totalitarian societies - including novels such as Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).
In his youth, Orwell worked as a policeman in Burma (now Myanmar), then one of the British colonies in India. Orwell's novel Burmese Days is inspired by his experiences in Burma.
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