and Jagan in the first elections (1957) after the PPP split. Right, Burnham
and Jagan in the sixties.
Green, Jagan and Mrs. Gaskin in parliament. Right, Burnham, Jagan, and D'Aguiar
in a blood drive.
examines a gift; Burnham at a fete. Below, newspaper headline says Burnham as
mayor of Georgetown wants to ban violence. The irony is that violence became
a central part of Burnham's campaign to power. Below, a young lawywer.
Burnham talks to Indian suppoerters of Jagan. Top, the PNC leader exits a car
during the busy violent sixties.
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Burnham is a figure of many meanings.
He is, arguably, the most controversial Guyanese figure ever.
To most people who was not old enough to live under his reign,
he still remains a mystery. In fact, even for many who lived under
his rule, Burnham was quite unknown although he seemed to be everywhere
through his symbols, speeches, phlosophy, political subordinates
and the sign of the times which he singlehandedly embodied. These
images are posted here for two reasons; first, historical; and
secondly, to bring the man, the politician, the feared leader
closer to the viewer. Please feel free to
use images for projects etc., and, at one's own discretion, credit
Please also see essay
by Rakesh Rampertab on Forbes Burnham
other pages for more images: Page