(Article of book - 2003)

Document title

Two years imprisonment in Burma (1824-26). A personal narrative of Henry Gouger

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Gouger started to travel at 23 and was residing in Ava, the capital of the Burmese Kingdom, when began the first Anglo-Burmese war (1824-1826) which ended with the treaty of Yandabo. His narrative is a first hand account of crucial moments in the history of Burma. Being direct witness of the traumatic events and of their impact on the court and the population, the A. offers a view from inside the capital of the empire. Divided in 28 chapters, the book contains a mine of carefully selected and very informative observations with much thought and consideration for the Burmese people. As a prisoner, G. observed daily life in prison as well as tortures by pitiless henchmen. Besides providing general knowledge to the public, the work is precious for historians, geographers, researchers and students. - (GL)



Published at : Collection Burmese historical reprint series / ISBN 974-4800-22-4 ;

Editor :

Millesime : 2003, no 1  [327 pages]

Collation : Illustration ;




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