The Precious Gift (Tuhfat al-Nafis)
Raja Ali Haji
This beautifully produced volume is the most recent translation into English of the first history in the Malay language that makes a serious attempt at historical accuracy. It is unusually broad in scope, covering the period from the early 17th century to the early 1870s and encompassing all the sultanates of the Malay peninsula and many kingdoms in Indonesia. Thanks to the author's scholarship, the work is also a reliable resource for information on war tactics, kinship systems, trading arrangements, ethnic interactions, music, dance, royal ceremonials and many other aspects of Malay life during this period. The translator is Virginia Matheson Hooker. 548 pages with a pull out map of the Malay world of the time. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.
Weight: 2.2 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book will incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia
Published by Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2012
Condition: New. Hard Cover with a dust jacket.