Monday, November 24, 2014

Amitav Ghosh on the Death Railway

From his blog. The son of a worker on the Death Railway:
 "You must understand – the Burma railway was of course a horror beyond imagining for the English and the other white men who worked on it. But at that time, under colonial rule, conditions on rubber plantations were also terrible. For men like my father the difference between what they had to endure there and here was not so very great."

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