My interest lies in the area of “science and civilization”—how science advances civilization and vice versa.  Therefore, I study science and learn the paradigm of civilizations. My interest probably was conditioned by the circumstances in my native land, Burma, where I grew up.


I became a scientist with the hope that science will be able to eliminate poverty and hunger in Burma.  However, the military dictatorship made me a rebel. Unexpectedly, I was also caught up in the Muslim-Buddhist religious conflicts. Based on my experiences, I have written six books on Burma.

It is a mad mad mad world

For freedom, equality and justice? Then, your fight is my fight; your struggle is my struggle

̃         Some links to my writings:

̃          The Arakanese Student and Youth Movement 

̃          Bangla Ocean Cities

̃          When Dr. Dipu Moni goes to Myanmar Responsibility to Protect

̃          Freedom & democracy will come to Burma only when Burma is decolonized

Copyright © Shahnawaz Khan 2001-2016. I reserve all rights in all pages of my website  You are free to quote with due acknowledgement under the fair use of copyrights under the US and International copyright laws.

I am a Darwinist. In 1963, I read Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species and became a Zoology Honours student at Rangoon University. I used to walk along the Chancellor Road carrying the book and declaring, “I am a Homo sapiens, we’re all Homo sapiens”.  After 1962 coup d'état by General Ne Win and his colonels I became a rebel. See more

Charles Darwin

1809 -1882

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This is my first scientific publication. Sir Brian K. Follett is  my supervisor and mentor. The research was major break through in the avian reproductive endocrinology and photoperiodism.  During my scientific career, I specialize in reproductive endocrinology, biotechnology and molecular genetics.

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My videos youtube channel

The Rakhine State Violence: 

Vol. 1. The Rakhaing Revolution    

ISBN-13: 978-1928840091 (2014)

Is Suu Kyi a racist? 

ISBN-13: 978-1928840114  (2014)

 The Price of Silence: Muslim-Buddhist

    War of Bangladesh and Myanmar.     

ISBN-13: 978-1928840039 (2005)

The Rakhine State Violence:

Vol. 2. The Rohingya   

ISBN-13: 978-1928840107 (2014)