This title uses the career of Thomas Stamford Raffles as a peg on which to hang a journey of discovery through South-East Asia. Born 1781, Raffles joined the East India Company at the age of 13, and rose by sheer merit to become a founder of nations, social reformer and scholar. Barley follows his travels through Indonesia and Malaysia, picking up contrast between past and present, pointing out strange parallels between Raffle's life and the story of Soekarno, Indonesia`s first president.
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Nigel Barley is the author of more than ten books with Penguin, Time Warner and Little,Brown, and his books have been translated into twenty languages. Several of his books are required reading for students of Anthropology. Barley has a PhD in Anthropology from Oxford and worked for many years as a curator at The British Museum. Having escaped from the museum, he is now a writer and broadcaster and divides his time between London and Indonesia.
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