Farish Noor will be, finally, back in Malaysia end of this month. Catch him at the launch of his latest book From Majapahit to Putrajaya at Silverfish Books, 67-1 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur on the 29th of July 2006, at 6.00pm. Farish Noor will be introduced by Sumit Mandal, after which Farish Noor will talk briefly about what he has been doing over the last two years travelling in India, Pakistan, Europe and various other parts of the world, and the state of Malaysian politics from his POV.I personally have not read this book. (Can't avoid it though, it's everywhere.) Any readers out there want to share their thoughts about it?
Farish A Noor is, without a doubt, Malaysia's top public intellectual.
Impassioned, controversial, courageous: Farish Noor's writings on religious extremism and 'moral panic', social conformity and the 'New Generation Post-modern Malay' makes him an indispensable voice in Malaysia.
Clive Kessler, Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology and Anthropology, UNSW Sydney
Admission is free, but do RSVP (Tel: 603-228 448 37 Usha/Phek Chin) as space is limited.