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British Resident of Selangor — Mariatun Qaftiah rated it really liked it Apr 10, A fragment of what a typical Malay is like before independence, and perhaps even more so now.
Want to Read saving…. He served from 1 July to 4 November He learned the Malay language and played a major role as British-Malay intermediary in the events surrounding British intervention in the peninsular Malay states in the s.
Trivia About Malay Sketches. As Frank Swettenham himself states in his preface: First editions Gift Ideas Published before Awang marked it as to-read Oct 13, Siam reluctantly agreed to appoint British advisors, but only on the condition that they were appointed by Bangkok, not by the Foreign Office as he had hoped. Swettenham became friends with Gertrude Bell when she visited Singapore in and maintained a correspondence with her until Che E added it Jun 05, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
He also had a romantic streak; you’ll find that his narrative prose is quite lyrical.
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When Will Sherlock Return? Wafa Jerbienne marked it as to-read Jan 30, The The unfortunate Malays were forced to accept the unconditional Treaty of Pangkor during the colonization era of the British. Click on the button below and enter your name and email address to get the latest updates about books, events, and more! Nina marked it as to-read Apr 30, In Selangor office, the development of coffee and tobacco estates had successfully promoted by him, while in the meantime, helped boost tin frannk by constructing a railway from Kuala Lumpur it was capital of Selangor at that sketcheeto the port of Klang, which was later named Port Swettenham in his honour.
The Shelf2Life Travelogues Collection allows readers to embark skwtches a voyage into the past to experience the world as it once was and meet the people who inhabited it.
Kunaseelan Ratnasingam marked it as to-read Sep 12, Dec 29, Izwan Z rated it it was amazing. See 1 question about Malay Sketches…. Izmir Raja rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Ana Faryana is currently reading it Mar 13, Mya Nurmieyana marked it mlay to-read Nov 21, And the great thing about the book is that is debunks many trank that are still propagated today; stereotypes that give the reader the impression that Swettenham, along with all other colonial administrators, did not find any genuine culture or civilisation when they arrived in the region.
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Mostly accounts of his residency in Perak, it reads more like a travel journal than an official, scientific or anthropological account, although it cannot be considered a travel journal. Evelyn Tan marked it as to-read Nov 21, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Swettenham was a British colonial official in British Malaya, swettenhm was famous as highly influential in shaping British policy and the structure of British administration in the Malay Peninsula.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. In 22 Chapters, Frank Swettenham gives us a vivid account of Malay life in the late 19th century.
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After his appointment as Governor of the Straits Settlements, he attempted to negotiate with Siam for greater British influence over the affairs of these states. From the exotic islands of Fiji to the lush jungles of Africa to the bustling streets of New York City, these picturesque backdrops set the scene for amusing, and at times prejudiced, anecdotes of adventure, survival and camaraderie. Swettenham was disappointed in his ultimate goal of bringing the southern Thai region of Patani under British control.
To ask other readers questions about Malay Sketchesplease sign up. He was one of close to forty former British empire officials to actually oppose the Malayan Union. He was also an amateur painter, photographer and antique collector. Swettenham was a British colonial official in British Malayawho was famous as highly influential in shaping British policy and the structure of British administration in the Malay Peninsula.
Hashimah is currently reading it Mar 10, And even though Swettenham was writing as a British, for a British audience, Malay Sketches manages to preserve some respect for Malay culture. As Frank Swettenham himself states in his preface: Shigeo Odate Kanichi Naito. Iza Ramos marked it as to-read Mar 24, It’s already in the wishlist!
As Frank Swettenham himself states in his preface:.