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"Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel presents a devastating picture of British colonial rule. It describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where, 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally ... an inferior people'. When Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The doctor is in danger: U Po Kyin, a corrupt magistrate, is plotting his downfall. The only thing that can save him is membership of the all-white Club, and Flory can help. Flory's life is changed further by the arrival of beautiful Elizabeth Lackersteen from Paris, who offers an escape from loneliness and the 'lie' of colonial life."
I think it's important to remember the injustices, the way of thinking of the people back then (he describes it very well, even though I do not agree with the ideas of natives being lesser people and hunting animals etc.) to prevend it in the future. It reminds me of "Max Havelaar". I think the book is very well written. Some people think the book is not damning enough, but I think it had to have some subtelty to make people read it back then, so I think it's a smart move. I think every reader nowadays will get the message.