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Munshi Abdullah : an early critic of Malay language, culture and society

Hashim, Rosnani (2010) Munshi Abdullah : an early critic of Malay language, culture and society. In: Reclaiming the Conversation : Islamic Intellectual Tradition in the Malay Archipelago. The Other Press , Selangor, pp. 48-71. ISBN 978-983-9541-74-8

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None has observed the Malay language,culture and society of the nineteenth century as avid and critical as Munshi Abdullah or Abdullah Abdul Kadir. He has been regarded as the father of modern Malay literature because of his new style of writing and its focus which departed from the old style of Malay literature. In fact, he can also be regarded as the father of Malay ethnography and social critic for he provided a vivid description and critical analysis of the Malay culture and society of the period. He was genuine language teacher for the whole of his life beside being a critic of his people with regard to knowledge and education.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Muslim philosophers, Malay language, Malay culture, Malay society
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.63 Islam and civil society
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB51 Systems of individual educators and writers
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL5101 Malay
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Rosnani Hashim
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 16:13
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 18:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26515

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