Lost Times and Untold Tales from the Malay World
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Inspired by the wry yet deeply scholarly perspectives of Australian philologist Ian Proudfoot, the editors bring together a distinguished group of international scholars who look at calendars and time, royal myths, colonial expeditions, printing, propaganda, theater, art, Islamic manuscripts, erotic literature, and many other topics from wholly unexpected angles.
Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 31st 2009 by NUS Press
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Noorhaina
It took me approximately 48 hours of peace and quiet to dig into this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! In a nod to Ian Proudfoot's legacy, this compilation of essays take you off the beaten path in popular Malay studies, but offers a wonderful introduction to the rich Malay world, stretching back centuries.

Through the essays, some quite seriously analytical in their brevity, and some delightfully narrated with British humour, you travel across the Malay archipelago, visiting Aceh, once the sea...more
Datolong
Those acquainted with the history and culture of the "Malay world" will find this book an unusual read. Written by a distinguished group of international scholars covering a gamut of topic from trivia of 'pink pills' elevating hapless colonials from their tropical aliments to royal myths and Islamic mysticism and a lot more. Approached from unexpected angles in a witty and amusing manner bringing fresh insight into the history of the region. Definitely more interesting, informative and exciting...more
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