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Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia: The Maria Hertogh Controversy and Its Aftermath

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This book deals with the genesis, outbreak and far-reaching effects of a legal controversy and the resulting outbreak of mass violence, which determined the course of British colonial rule after post World War Two in Singapore and Malaya. Based on extensive archival sources, it examines the custody hearing of Maria Hertogh, a case which exposed tensions between Malay and S ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 9th 2010 by Routledge (first published June 1st 2009)
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This book is a fresh reinterpretation of the Maria Hertogh Riots which was a significant event in Malaysia and Singapore’s historiography. According to the author on page 3 of the book, ‘this book initiates a shift beyond the study of the causes of the riots towards a deeper examination of the wide-ranging effects and crises faced in the aftermath.’ Through studying the aftermath, this book attempts to reconfigure the structures of colonial rulers vis-à-vis the ruled. It also aims to frame this ...more
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Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, Ph.D, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore. Among his recent publications are Rethinking Raffles (2005), Reframing Singapore (co-editor) (2009) and Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia (2009). His research interests include British Imperialism and colonialism, religious minorities, orientalism and Islam in the Malay world.
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