ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Family Planning A Politically Suicidal Issue

September 20, 1969 Maung Maung, "the Indian National Congress was the source of inspiration to the young Thakins. Its proclamations and methods were studied, indeed often copied. At a conference of the Dobama Asi-Ayone, held in Moulmein from April 6-9, 1939 the current programme of the Congress was placed before the Congress by Thakins Aung San, Nu, and others, and adopted in toto". However, as for Subhash Chandra Rose and his men of the INA so for Aung San and Shu Maung (Ne Win), the outbreak of World War II and the spectacular triumphs of Japan provided another and a much more exciting prospect than the Gandhian techniques. Aung San was luckier than Bose. Britain was not able to hold Burma. By the time the British returned, Aung San was securely established as the unchallenged leader of the Burmese National Movement. Maung Maung paints a fascinating picture of the relationship between Burmese nationalists and the Japanese mentors, not all of whom were out to cynically harness Burmese aspirations to the global ambitions of the fatherland.

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