Malay Secret Societies
The Northern Malay States, 1821-1940
New. This is the first publiction of a translation from Malay of Ms Mahani's study of a neglected area of society in Malaya during the 19th and 20th centuries, i.e. Malay secret societies mainly focussed on social and religious life of the time. Much of the work concentrates on Penang and the links between these societies and similar Chinese societies and the then Shi'ah influence which is not so prevalent today. The Contents of the 185 pages include 1 - Introduction, 2 - The Kedah-Siam War and the Creation of a Migrant Community in Penang and Province Wellesley, 3 - Social Change in Penang and the Emergence of the White Flag and Red Flag Secret Societies, 1830s to 1860s, 4 - The 1867 Penang Riots, 5 - The White Flag and the Red Flag up to the 1940s, 6 - Secret Societies in Perak, Kedah and Perlis, 7 - Conclusion, a Bibliography and three Appendices.
Weight 0.40 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by Malaysian Branch Of The Royal Asiatic Society,Kuala Lumpur, 2007 ISBN:9789679948363
Condition: New Hardcover