A People’s History of Malaysia, with Emphasis on the Development of Nationalism – S$25.00

This book presents a brief people’s history of Malaysia (formerly Malaya). Its approach is different from that which is often regarded as Official History because it focuses upon the process of making history from below, through the contribution of everyday people to the history of Malaya and Malaysia, and is written in a popular and not academic style. In focusing on the contribution of the people to the making of history.

A People’s History of Malaysia chronicles the development of nationalism and the rise of mass-based politics and people’s independence movements alongside movements related to workers, women, students and indigenous peoples in the formation of a Malaysian nation state.

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  • Title: A People’s History of Malaysia, with Emphasis on the Development of Nationalism
  • Author: Syed Husin Ali
  • ISBN: 9789672165101
  • Book Size: 148.5mm x 210mm
  • Weight: 327g
  • No. of pages: 177pp 
  • Price: S$25.00 (before tax)
  • Year: 2018
  • Finish: Paperback
  • Published by: SIRD
  • Printing: B/W
  • Genre: Politics, History & Biography, Malaysian Studies, Malay Studies, Social Science

Additional information

Weight 327 g
Dimensions 21.0 × 14.8 cm


Established in 2000, and nominated for 2020’s Prix Voltaire, Gerakbudaya is a publisher and distributor of books that embody social awareness, critical and alternative perspectives, and the hidden histories of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the wider world we live in.

Gerakbudaya is dedicated to the circulation of timely and important books, to breaking down artificial barriers between writers/thinkers and between institutions and the outside world, and generating informed discussions on important issues in Malaysian life by providing different views and fresh insights.

As a publisher, alongside our academic imprint Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), we are committed to publishing original and thought provoking books which produce a critical awareness of Malaysian politics, history, culture and society.

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