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San Shà. San Shà was created by the Burmese author Shwe Ú-daùng and appeared in a number of stories in Thuríyá and Dagon from 1917 to 1930?, beginning with “Gyò-gya-kan Ywa Lu-that-hmú” (Thuríyá, Apr. 1917); the stories were collected in The Collected Stories of U San Shà (1930?).

San Shà is a Great Detective modeled on Sherlock Holmes. San Shà is Burmese, wears a turban and longyi (the Burmese sarong), and is active both in Rangoon and in various rural villages in the present day. The crimes Shà solves are often nearly identical to those Holmes solves.

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