Arrangements are being made to shape the residence of police officer in Katha where the story of Burmese Days written by renowned author George Orwell to the museum house, said secretary of Katha Ancient Heritage Preservation Group U Nyo Ko Naing.
The house of George Orwell in Ward 4 of Katha was built in the colonial era. He served as police oficer at the
time. Now, the house will be shaped as a museum house. Starting from 21 September, paintings created by local
artists and documentary photos have been displayed upstairs of the house.
“It is a historical site where the author created the story with the title of Burmese Days which revealed terrible devastation of human societies among English, Myanmar and India based on a colonial system.
While residing at the house, he resigned from his Indianchartered police oficer post and returned to England.
Under the permission of Sagaing Region government, we started preparations to convert the upstairs of author
George Orwell into the museum as part of implementing the Katha tour zone,” said U Nyo Ko Naing.
It is an origin of two world’s best seller stories Burmese Days and Animal Farm. So, foreigners who arrived in Katha pay visits to the residence of George Orwell. Moreover, TV documentary ilms were cast on the house, he added.