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Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Southeast Asian Languages
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Earliest leaf writings and symbolism of women

The wealth of the literary tradition in Indonesia and Malaysia, the predominantly Muslim world of Southeast Asia, known as the Nusantara covers the early pre-Islamic period dating back to at least 700 to 1,000 years, to a time when religious world-views were strongly influenced by animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism (Koentjaraningrat 1985, Sub…

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Jahan Karim, Wazir, “Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Southeast Asian Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0633b>
First published online: 2009

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