Publisher description for The peasant robbers of Kedah, 1900-1929 : historical and folk perceptions / Cheah Boon Kheng.


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In this account of peasant banditry and the Malaysian society in which it flourished, the author draws on colonial, literary, and oral sources to present a social history of rural Kedah, particularly the factors that produced rural crime and the extent to which the bandit heroes symbolized
rural protest.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Brigands and robbers -- Malaysia -- Kedah -- History -- 20th century.
Rural crimes -- Malaysia -- Kedah -- History -- 20th century.
Kedah -- Rural conditions.