Eric Arthur Blair who was in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 is better known as the author George Orwell. His novel Burmese Days was first published 1934 and is based on his experiences in the Burma Police.
Orwell was stationed from December 1926 to June 1927 in the northern town of Katha, on which the fictional town of Kyauktada in Upper Burma in the novel is based.
- George Orwell Wikipedia (retrieved 26 April 2014)
- Burmese Days Wikipedia (retrieved 26 April 2014)
- "Orwell’s Burma: Following in the bootsteps of George Orwell by Steve Martin 2002 (orwell.ru) (retrieved 26 April 2014)
- "A critic in Katha Searching for the essence of colonial times" by Amaury Lorin 10 April 2014 Myanmar Times (retrieved 26 April 2014)
- "George Orwell’s Burmese Home Comes Back to Life" by Nang Thiri Lwin May 4, 2013 The Irrawaddy (retrieved 26 April 2014)
- "George Orwell's birthplace in India set to become a museum" by Maseeh Rahman 30 June 2014 The Guardian. The writer was born in 1903 in Motihari, Bihar state. His father, Richard Blair, worked in the opium department of the Indian Civil Service (retrieved 5 July 2014)
- "Text And Context: Another Look At Burmese Days" by Stephen L. Keck SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2005 Archive.org
Historical books online
- Burmese Days by George Orwell 1974 reprint, first published 1934. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library.
- Orwell : the authorized biography by Michael Shelden 1992. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library.