Colonialism, War and Exile: The Little-Known History of Indians in Myanmar

This is an excerpt from my piece that was originally published on Atlas Obscura on March 12th.

On a bright morning in August, 1965, a young man named Gurumurthy ushered his parents and sisters out of their home in the Burmese capital of Rangoon. They shut the wooden gate behind them, glanced at the stark-white façade of their house for a final time, and began to carry their modest belongings to the nearby port.

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