Khin Myo Chit
Author and journalist
Khin Myo Chit
Khin Myo Chit was a Burmese author and journalist, whose career spanned over four decades. She began her career writing short stories in Burmese for Dagon Magazine in 1934. She worked on the editorial staff of The Burma Journal during anti-colonial movements. After the war, Khin Myo Chit wrote for The Oway, a Burmese newspaper.
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    TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Khin Myo Chit died on 2 January 1999 at her home in Yangon.
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  • 1952
    She graduated from the University of Rangoon in 1952, and served as an editor for The Guardian Daily, when she began writing short stories and articles in English.
    More Details Hide Details Her story, The 13-carat Diamond, which appeared first in The Guardian Daily was featured in Fifty Great Oriental Stories, published by Bantam Classics. Other stories, including "Her Infinite Variety" and "The Four Puppets" won acclaim in Asia. During her career, Khin Myo Chit wrote many English publications, including a historical novel on King Anawrahta. Khin Myo Chit also served as a editor in the Working People's Daily, voicing her political opinions and also her nationalistic spirit. She also wrote many books on Burmese culture - such as the Wonderland of Burmese Legends, where she documented famous myths, legends and folktales of Myanmar, and the Colourful Burma series.Besides serving as Prime Minister, U Nu was also an accomplished novelist and playwright. In a work from the colonial period titled Yesset pabeikwe or It's So Cruel (Man, the Wolf of Man) U Nu describes how during the colonial period rich landlords were able to get away with just about any crime they wished to perpetrate.
  • 1939
    She acted as deputy head of the Women's Front of the 1300 Movement which demanded self rule at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on 29 January 1939.
    More Details Hide Details Starting from that moment, she adopted the name Khin Myo Chit. After the 1300 Movement, Khin Myo Chit started writing in many patriotic Burmese papers, including the Deedoke Journal.
  • 1934
    She began her career writing short stories in Burmese for Dagon Magazine in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details She worked on the editorial staff of The Burma Journal during anti-colonial movements. After the war, Khin Myo Chit wrote for The Oway, a Burmese newspaper. Her birth name was Khin Mya. She started her work in Burmese culture, literature and politics in the 1300 Movement.
  • 1915
    Born on May 1, 1915.
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