Where Monsoons Meet

Where Monsoons Meet

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Author: Musingrafik

For many people, history is often a boring flurry of dates, treaties and pompous princes. For Malaysians, history books are made even less digestible by the dominance of authors who persist to write from the British colonialists point of view.

Where Monsoons Meet attempts to lead a new path away from the beaten tracks. The history book of Malaya is refreshing in its highly readable and entertaining cartoon presentation. Content wise, it breaks new grounds by recounting Malayan history from the peoples point of view.

The period covered stretches from the days of the Malacca Sultanate in 1400s to the granting of Merdeka to the Federation of Malaya in 1957. Some notable highlights colorfully described include the squabble of colonial powers over Malacca, the fierce rebellion of the Malayan people against the establishment of British indirect rule, the gallant resistance against Japanese fascist occupation, the drastic British measures taken to suppress the anticolonial struggle during the Emergency and the formation of the various political parties forces of the period before independence.

To those of us who wonder about the background to the present day political development in Malaysia, and especially those who were born after the Second World War, this is an invaluable, edifying of a peoples struggle against colonialism.

Format: Small PB
Year Published: 2007
Pages: 174
Sub-genre: history, politics, comics
Imprint: SIRD
Product weight: 285

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