Monday, October 29, 2012

Burma to Myanmar and back?


NEW DELHI – In ways big and small, Asia is still living with the tainted legacy 
of imperialism. Consider the debate now underway in Myanmar – or Burma 
to some. Because the imperial tongue found it difficult to pronounce 
“Myanmar,” the country’s no-nonsense British masters renamed it Burma 
(redrawing its borders as well for good measure).


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