Happy International Women’s Day

Grandy abuela Steve Anderson Ma Khin Café

International Women’s day is an occasion to remember Grandy, Steve Anderson’s grandmother whose story is told in the book Burma: Food, Family and Conflict.

In 1936 my grandmother, Grandy attended the Inter-Asian Relations Conference as a delegate for Burma. “I considered myself a good nationalist” she said, “when Lord Mountbatten, the new viceroy of India arrived, the photo of the delegates was being taken. When we were introduced I said to him, ‘it’s a pleasure to meet the LAST viceroy of India’.”

Happy International Women’s Day!