BURMA: Two for One

Ma Khin San, 18, was beautiful and beloved by the prosperous young trader Aung Thein of Pegu. Ma Khin Than, 21, her sister, was beautiful but blind. If San were married, mused her widowed father U Po Sein, what then would become of Than? In Buddhist Burma, where polygamy is legal (although wives are usually taken one at a time), these things are more readily solved than elsewhere. Sein had a talk with Thein; Than had a talk with San. Last week, in a bridal ceremony during which, clad in a pink sarong, he sat on a carpet...

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