The Future of Burma 1937 by F. Burton Leach - Myanmar History Politics Government British Colony


Title: The Future of Burma

Author: F. [Frank] Burton Leach

Description: Third edition (revised and enlarged), June 1937. Gray boards with paste-on text block on front cover. Head of spine a little bumped. Previous owner's name on ffep, otherwise interior is clean. 142 pp. 9 x 5.25 inches.

Third edition, being a revised and updated edition, published in June 1937, just on the heels of the advent of Burma becoming a separately administered colony of Great Britain. There is one entirely new chapter included, telling the story of the general election, the first Session of the new Legislature and the formation of the new Ministry.

Contents: The Historical Background: India; The Historical Background: Burma; Dyarchy and the Separation of Burma; The New Form of Government; The First Legislature and Ministry; Problems of the Future: Finance; Problems of the Future: Land and Revenue; Problems of the Future: Local Government and Education; Problems of the Future: Defence; Administration in Districts; Conclusion.

Frank Burton Leach (1881-1961) was a former Chief Secretary to the Government of Burma, Political Secretary to the Burma Chamber of Commerce, and a retired member of the Indian Civil Service. In 1932, King George V appointed him, in recognition of his service, Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: British Burma Press (Rangoon Gazette Limited)
Place: Rangoon
Year: 1937

Keywords: Myanmar, history, politics, economy, government, British Burma, British colonies,

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