‘Sutan Puasa: The Founder of Kuala Lumpur’, is the sole Malaysian contender for the ICAS Book Prize 2019 May 13, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Sutan Puasa: The Founder of Kuala Lumpur has been nominated for the 2019 International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Colleagues’ Choice Award in the Humanties section.

Sutan Puasa, Founder of Kuala Lumpur was launched in April 2018 amidst much fanfare and press coverage. Even as the book was hailed by many, including authorities on Malaysian history, for its boldness to reexamine the beginnings of Kuala Lumpur, it was also unsurprisingly greeted with hostility and skepticism by some. The first and only comprehensive work on the founder of Kuala Lumpur, the vibrant capital of Malaysia, is now nominated for the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Colleague’s Choice Award. An international Book Prize will serve as an incentive to renew and strengthen the push for further recognition of Kuala Lumpur’s true founder and send ripples through the ‘placid waters’ of Southeast Asian history.

Sutan Puasa, Founder of Kuala Lumpur is the leading Malaysian entry eligible for the ICAS Book Prize (humanities category). Vote now before the deadline on 17 June 2019 !

Introduces a new interpretation of the early history of the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and its hinterland. Abdur Razzaq Lubis provides convincing answers to two deceptively simple questions. First, who was the true founder of Kuala Lumpur, and second, are the existing historical accounts of the founding of Kuala Lumpur accurate? Terry McGee, Professor Emeritus of Asian Research and Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


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