is an authoritative study of a crucial period of modern Burma's history.
U Maung Maung continues the story of his earlier work From Sangha
to Laity (1980) and presents a fresh, and at times controversial,
account of the Burmese negotiations for independence and the role of such
key figures as Aung San, Attlee and Mountbatten. The author includes illuminating
new material on the origins of Burma's minority problems.