The Other Malaysia : Writings on Malaysia's Subaltern History
Author: Farish A. Noor
Subjects: Essays, History, Culture
Publisher: Silverfish Books
Paperback, 303 pages
This is a compilation of some of the articles by Farish A. Noor, arguably Malaysia's top public intellectual, that were published in the online daily Malaysiakini.com. His writings aimed to unearth the forgotten and marginalised aspects of Malaysian history, reminding us of the manifold possibilities and contingencies that existed in the past and remain with us still. The articles were an attempt at a sustained critique of Malaysian historiography and an effort to deconstruct some of the more settled and essentialist understandings upon which Malaysian politics, culture and social life are premised.