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  • Sesaji Raja Suya (Javanese Edition) by: Purbo Asmoro Rp225.000

    A terrifying and evil king, Jarasandha, is terrorizing the world—taking over countries, imprisoning just and popular kings, and ravaging havoc on communities around the world.  The heroic Pandhawa family of five brothers craft a plan together with Kresna to put on a very special ceremony of offerings that will help forge peace in the world. Jarasandha, meanwhile, has made his own pact with the evil forces in the underworld, to sacrifice one hundred kings in order to secure his power. He needs three more leaders, as he has already taken control over ninety-seven. As the three leaders Arjuna, Kresna, and Bima face off with Jarasandha in his kingdom of Giribajra, a grand debate begins on the nature of belief, religion, and rituals—Jarasandha insisting he is in the right, and Kresna debating his every point. The story comes to a climax when the Pandhawa actually do go through with their ceremony of offerings, and various challenges to their own peace of mind force them to examine their own beliefs.

    Another books in this package:

    The Grand Offering of the Kings – Sesaji Raja Suya (English Edition)

    Persembahan Agung para Raja – Sesaji Raja Suya (Indonesian Edition)

    Rama’s Crown – Makutharama (English Edition)

    Mahkota Rama – Makutharama (Indonesia Edition)

    Makutharama (Javanese Edition)

    Gamelan Scores

  • Shackles by: Armijn Pane Rp150.000

    Dr. Sukartono and his independent-minded wife, Tini, are facing marital problems when Rohaya the singer enters their life. Unlike Tini, who refuses to play the role of self-sacrificing wife, Rohaya is ready to become the devoted wife to Sukartono. On the surface, Shackles dissects the old romantic trope: the love triangle. But Shackles also illustrates the confusion experienced by many Indonesians of the pre-independence generation; they struggle to overcome problems stemming from their tradition-bound society, but in the end they realize that by changing into a new type of person that is neither Eastern nor Western, the situation might grow worse.

  • Sitti Nurbaya by: Marah Rusli Rp200.000

    Siti Nurbaya by Marah Rusli is a classic novel that remains poignant even today. When it was first published, the novel made great impact on the region which was then known as the Dutch East Indies. But the novel stays relevant; the injustice experienced by key female characters in the novel is still a controversial topic in today’s Indonesia.  Rich in descriptions, dense with foreboding, and filled with the inexorable workings of fate, Siti Nurbaya is much more than Samsu and Siti Nurbaya’s ill-fated love story. Siti Nurbaya documents the conflict between the dreams of a younger generation and stifling traditions. First published in 1928, Siti Nurbaya is still in print today and has been translated into several languages. HB Jassin, the prominent Indonesian literary critic, named Marah Rusli the first Indonesian modern novelist.

  • Spinner of Darkness & Other Tales by: Intan Paramaditha Rp100.000

    Intan Paramaditha’s stories are infused with gothic and horror themes. Depicted with a feminine sensibility, the majority of her protagonists are frequently femme fatales or madwomen in the attic who do not easily fit the social order. Her stories contain twists that both delight and disturb.

  • Sukra’s Eyes & Other Tales by: Gunawan Maryanto Rp100.000

    Many of Gunawan Maryanto’s stories are reinterpretations of Javanese literary texts which themselves were based on or inspired by episodes in the in the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian texts. Through their retelling, Gunawan shows himself to be part of a long tradition of self-examination and speculation about human motives, dharma, and fate.

  • Supernova by: Dewi Lestari Rp200.000

    Supernova presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The characters are urban and tech-savvy youngsters who are caught in different forms of contemporary social conflict. Supernova is a highly-acclaimed novel. The poet Taufiq Ismail wrote, “A renewal has taken place in Indonesia’s literary scene over the past decade. Supernova is intelligent, unique, and a truly exciting exploration into the world of science, spirituality and the nature of love.” The literary critic Jakob Soemardjo also said, “This is an attractive novel by a young writer. It is an intellectual work in the form of pop art, set in the real world. It opposes old values with new ways of understanding, so that readers can see the world in a different way.” Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and The Falling Star is the first in a cycle of a monumental work that consists of six novels.

  • Surviving Againts the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia by: S. Ann Dunham Rp195.000

    S Ann Dunham’s Surviving Against the Odds bears witness to her knowledge of and affection for Indonesia. By the mid1980s, Dunham had begun to see the audience for her work as made up of not just academics, but also Indonesians, aid workers, and foreign analysts whose findings affect the lives of ordinary Indonesians. Rather than going with the academic flow, Dunham stayed true to a research program, all in an effort to speak the truth about power and policy making.

  • Telegram by: Putu Wijaya Rp150.000

    Putu Wijaya’s debut novel, Telegram, was a literary trendsetter for its synthesis of reality and fantasy. Unapologetically disorienting, the text offers a compelling portrait of Jakarta and Bali in the early 1970s. The novel’s first-person narrator is a Balinese journalist living in Jakarta who receives a telegram informing on his mother’s illness. But nothing is as it seems in Telegram. As readers are brought into the stream of consciousness meanderings of this sympathetic yet troubled and unreliable narrator, what is real and what is not becomes increasingly difficult to tell.

  • Testimony by: Rendra Rp175.000

    Testimony

    Rendra (1935-2009) is one of Indonesia’s most important poets and dramatists. During his lifetime he embodied the Indonesian sense of what a true artist should be. He was a flamboyant personality, often dubbed “the peacock”. His dedication to his art was absolute, and he gave honest and creative expression to his emotions and thoughts. His writing used a simple, flexible long-limbed free verse that is attractive and immediately accessible.

    Raised within a mystical Javanese milieu, Rendra saw nature, the individual and society as potentially forming one harmonious whole. In his poetry and his plays this commitment to personal authenticity and social justice was expressed through stories. He wrote about all sorts of people: himself, his family children and grandchildren, those he met in daily life, the poor, the marginalized, victims of social injustice, women and children forced to live without love. Rendra’s criticism of New Order government development policies led to his detention and the banning of his public reading and performance of his works for almost a decade. His message to those who held power but lacked compassion was simple: “we say NO! and NO! to you”. To life itself, he said: “be and continue to grow” – be present, be centered, and at the same time be constantly in motion, constantly flowing. This book is his testimony to the sacredness of life in all its beauty.

    Available in e-book

  • The Atheist by: Achdiat K. Mihardja Rp175.000

    Atheis (The Atheist), first published in 1949, portrays the spiritual and intellectual crisis of Hasan, a young Muslim who is raised to be devout but comes to doubt his faith after becoming involved with a group of modern young people. Upon publication, religious thinkers, Marxist-Leninists, as well as anarchists decried the novel for not explaining their ideologies in more detail; but literary figures and many in the general public praised it. The novel, considered to be a masterpiece of modern Indonesian literature, is included in the UNESCO Collection of Representative Literary Works.

  • The Birth of I La Galigo by: Rp95.000

    I La Galigo, the vast Bugis epic myth, is one of the most voluminous works in world literature. The cycle is set in Luwuq, both cradle of Bugis culture and the intial residence on earth of the gods and their descendants. The Birth of I La Galigo is a bilingual publication, utilizing both Indonesian and English, and it represents a contemporary retelling of one of the epic’s most popular episodes.

  • The Dancer by: Ahmad Tohari Rp250.000

    The Dancer, a trilogy, recounts the tumultuous days of mid-1960s Indonesia. It highlights the lives of Srintil, a dancer, and Rasus, a bewildered young man torn between tradition and political progress. Through experience, both learn the concept of shame and sin: Rasus after he leaves their village and journeys into the world and Srintil when the world finally comes crashing into her remote village. The Dancer gives a ground-level view of the political turmoil leading up to and following the coup in 1965. In 2011, a movie produced by Shanty Harman and directed by Ifa Irfansyah was made based on this trilogy.

  • The Fall and the Heart by: S. Rukiah Rp150.000

    The Fall and the Heart by S. Rukiah, first published in 1951, is a classic from Indonesia’s revolutionary era. Our lead character is a young, middle-class woman who’s in conflict with her family because of her lover. The Fall and the Heart is a thoughtful rendition of young people’s emotions, with one foot set on revolution and the other set on personal crisis.

  • The Garden of Delights & Other Tales by: Azhari Rp100.000

    Azhari’s reimagined stories of Aceh in the 17th century encompass a garden of extraordinary beauty, a turtle with chin hairs, pirates in the waters of the Malacca Straits, and so much more. The author’s enthralling storytelling, reminiscent of the 1001 Nights, makes you, the reader, ever so impatient for what comes next.

  • The Grand Offering of the Kings – Sesaji Raja Suya (English Edition) by: Purbo Asmoro

    A terrifying and evil king, Jarasandha, is terrorizing the world—taking over countries, imprisoning just and popular kings, and ravaging havoc on communities around the world.  The heroic Pandhawa family of five brothers craft a plan together with Kresna to put on a very special ceremony of offerings that will help forge peace in the world. Jarasandha, meanwhile, has made his own pact with the evil forces in the underworld, to sacrifice one hundred kings in order to secure his power. He needs three more leaders, as he has already taken control over ninety-seven. As the three leaders Arjuna, Kresna, and Bima face off with Jarasandha in his kingdom of Giribajra, a grand debate begins on the nature of belief, religion, and rituals—Jarasandha insisting he is in the right, and Kresna debating his every point. The story comes to a climax when the Pandhawa actually do go through with their ceremony of offerings, and various challenges to their own peace of mind force them to examine their own beliefs.

    Another books in this package:

    Persembahan Agung para Raja – Sesaji Raja Suya (Indonesian Edition)

    Sesaji Raja Suya (Javanese Edition)

    Rama’s Crown – Makutharama (English Edition)

    Mahkota Rama – Makutharama (Indonesia Edition)

    Makutharama (Javanese Edition)

    Gamelan Scores

  • The Longest Kiss by: Leila S. Chudori Rp200.000

    The protagonists of the stories in this translated collection all crave a private domain, a place that nobody else can touch. These characters are feisty, non-conformist, and fiercely independent—traits that do not necessarily serve them well in the constraints of the conservative environments in which they find themselves, be that the environment of their family, their work or their country. To read the stories in this collection is to enter the private domain of the characters. It is also to share with those characters their quest for the most elemental thing in life: meaningful connections with other human beings.