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A Journey Through Thaipusam March 21, 2017 – Posted in: In The News

A BFM 89.9 podcast interview with writer and Indologist Carl Belle by Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 16 March 2017, 21:00 In A Journey Through Thaipusam, Dr Carl Belle, a noted scholar of the Malaysian Indian diaspora, talks about his journey of spiritual transformation and social scientific enlightenment. He recounts his earliest days in Malaysia in the 1970s, and his profound encounter with Hinduism, which began his life-long love affair with the country. Dr…

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28 Feb 2017: Thaipusam in Malaysia – A Hindu Festival in the Tamil Diaspora March 16, 2017 – Posted in: Newsletters

This is an important book which argues that Hinduism and its manifestations in the diaspora have important significance in binding not only the Hindus but also encourages others to revisit Hinduism, especially in a multicultural society like Malaysia which is dominated by communally infused discourses structured upon race and religion. – Ajaya K. Sahoo, Editor, Journal of South Asian Diaspora Dr Carl Vadivella Belle may not be a familiar name (yet) among Malaysian readers, but…

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07 Feb 2017: Tunku – An Odyssey of a Life Well-Lived and Well-Loved – Posted in: Newsletters

Tunku’s unswerving and consistent efforts to establish racial harmony have earned him a permanent place of affection in the hearts and minds of Malaysians. This affection lifts Tunku the politician to become Tunku, the one and only national hero of all Malaysians. The announcement of our featured book couldn’t be more appropriate ― come February 8, the nation will commemorate Tunku’s 114th birthday. Among his myriad achievements, many will remember him as the Prime Minister…

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26 Jan 2017: Areca Books celebrates the year of the rooster – Posted in: Newsletters

Areca Books celebrates the year of the rooster with all its friends and customers! It’s the perfect time to pick up a few good titles from our store, for yourself or as gifts. Sun Yat Sen in Penang, authored by Khoo Salma Nasution, tells the story of how the Second Guangzhou Uprising, a turning point of the 1911 Chinese Revolution, was planned from a place 2,400 km away – in Penang in present-day Malaysia. Dr.…

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