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His Word is the Truth - Haji Ibrahim's Letters and Other Writings (Paperback) Loot Price: R783 Discovery Miles 7 830
His Word is the Truth - Haji Ibrahim's Letters and Other Writings (Paperback): J.van der Putten
His Word is the Truth - Haji Ibrahim's Letters and Other Writings (Paperback): J.van der Putten

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His Word is the Truth - Haji Ibrahim's Letters and Other Writings (Paperback)

J.van der Putten

Series: CNWS Publications, No. 164

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'A schemer of the lowest sort' who undermined the Dutch cause, or 'a smart and diligent native' who was particularly useful for Dutch officials? They held extreme and incompatible opinions about Haji Ibrahim (ca. 1810 - ca. 1875), a jack-of-all-trades who, to the best of his abilities, tried to serve the various groups in power in Riau in the nineteenth century. On of his patrons was Hermann von de Wall, who had come to the heartland of the Malay world, where the language was still 'pure', to collect materials for his Malay-Dutch dictionary. Haji Ibrahim served him as one of his main informants. The letters he wrote to his patron form the centre of the present study: they are published with summaries of their content and introduced by chapters on Malay letterwriting and on the historical background of the published letters. Apart from a discussion in chapter 4 about his role in the political configuration in mid-nineteenth century Riau, where a Malay sultan, a Bugis viceroy and a Dutch resident each promoted their interests, Haji Ibrahim's talents in wielding his quill are discussed in the last chapter. This book is one of the few studies in which the background of a Malay writer is reconstructed. Haji Ibrahim is brought to the fore as a writer who began his career by writing dramatized reports for his superiors, and eventually acquired certain fame with a collection of conversations published in 1868 and 1872. In the oral-oriented Malay world of the nineteenth century, officials such as Haji Ibrahim may well be the initiators of a new literary tradition.

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Imprint: Leiden University Press
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: CNWS Publications, No. 164
Release date: December 2013
Authors: J.van der Putten
Dimensions: 161 x 238mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
ISBN-13: 978-90-5789-064-2
Barcode: 9789057890642
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 19th century
LSN: 90-5789-064-X

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