The role played by Indian Muslims in the history of the Malay Archipelago in general and early Malaya and then Malaysia in particular has been recognised by various scholars as largely unrecorded. This pioneering work by well-known Malaysian political scientist and historian Professor Farish A. Noor, Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, will help to close this historical gap. As economic, cultural as well as religious activities of Indian Muslims in the region are covered, this well-researched book, drawing on sources from archives in the wider region, is an introduction to this topic and may also serve as an impetus for others to research these areas in greater detail.
Title Diaspora: The Story of the South Asian Muslim Diaspora in Southeast Asia Today
Author Farish Ahmad Noor
Publisher Malaysian Social Research Institute, 2013
ISBN 9675214031, 9789675214035
Length 500 pages