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Mya Than Tint

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Mya Than Tint Mya Than Tint (Burmese: မြသန်းတင့်; MLCTS: mya. than: tin. [mja̰ θáɴ tɪ̰ɴ]; 23 May 1929 – 18 February 1998) was a Burmese writer and translator. Born Mya Than on 23 May 1929 in Myaing, Pakokku Township, Magway Division, Myanmar, he was the eldest of seven children to Paw Tint and his wife Hlaing. Mya Than Tint entered Rangoon University in 1948, the year Burma gained independence from Great Britain, and received a degree in philosophy, political science and English literature. His writing career began in 1949 when his first short novel “Refugee” (ဒုက္ခသည်) was published in Tara (တာရာ) Magazine (No. 21, Vol. 3, 1949). He published many short and full length novels, documentaries and translated works in his 50 year writing career. Dataung Ko Kyaw Ywei, Mee Pinle Ko Hpyat Myi (Across the Mountain of Swords and the Sea of Fire) (ဓားတောင်ကိုကျော်၍ မီးပင်လယ်ကိုဖြတ်မယ်) (1973) is considered to be his greatest masterpiece. He also wrote historical documentaries like “Breeze over Taungthaman Lake” (တောင်သမန်အင်းက လေညှင်းဆော်တော့). Also a prolific translator of Western literature into Burmese, Mya Than Tint introduced his readers to world classics like War and Peace (စစ်နှင့် ငြိမ်ချမ်းရေး),  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1929-05-23
Place of birth
Myaing
Spouse(s)
Khin Ma Ma
Profession
Translator

Death

Date of death
1998-02-18
Place of death
Yangon

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