Date: Saturday, January 14 2017.
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Scout’s Headquarters, Galle Fort.
The Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, has always been the lifeline of Myanmar (Burma) and it is steeped in history. From its source in the eastern Himalayas, the great river sweeps down to the Bay of Bengal, navigable for some 1,200 miles. It has provided political capitals, prosperity and mobility to the Burmese, but also access for foreign invaders. It is an important world waterway – the back route into China.
In this illustrated talk, Courtauld, who has written prolifically about Myanmar, will focus on tales from the river’s past, as well as its importance in the new developing Myanmar.
- Participants: Caroline Courtauld