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By Karim Raslan

How do we outline Southeast Asia – a area that has a plethora of various (and probably irreconcilable) faiths and cultures?

Karim Raslan, one in every of Asia’s top commentators and the writer of Ceritalah: Malaysia in Transition, addresses this puzzle as he trudges in the course of the substantial landscapes of the quarter. From Mahathir to Michelle Yeoh, from Islam to Indonesian rap track, trips via Southeast Asia: Ceritalah 2 places jointly the items of an important puzzle that's Southeast Asia. through revealing aspects of the quarter that experience escaped our detection, Karim sweeps us from our general environs and brings us to the missed Muslim enclaves in Buddhist Thailand – the bustling Rangoon of the Nineteen Thirties; and the debilitated kratons in Solo.

Tracing the stairs of painters and poets, politicians and clerics, our advisor wanders via ignored groups, high-level meetings and chic paintings galleries. along with his ordinary wit and perception, Karim brings us toward the vortex of Southeast Asia by way of portray a picture that's either universal and excitingly remote.

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