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Book / Novel


The Chinese Princess
by Sindhunata

Format: Paperback, Indonesian
304 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 9792230793/9789792230796
Published Nov 01, 2007 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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We come to this world as brothers and sisters,
but why must we be bound by flesh and blood?
The Chinese Princess explores that kind of human tragedy.
The novel describes a person’s desire to love the earth where she
lives, yet the earth refuses to welcome her and offer her peace, security,
and tranquility. She truly believes that every human being was born as
siblings. But how come the other earth inhabitants refuse to fully accept her?
Sindhunata manages to give a detailed description of that tragic reality. The novel is
rich with his vast knowledge on philosophy and both Javanese and Chinese
mythologies. He has traced back many historical texts and woven every intricate detail
into a magnificent literary work about the tragedy of the Chinese Princess.
This piece of tragic literature is filled with many contemplations about life.
Sindhunata’s clever way in presenting the story will take the readers into a special
realm where myth and historical facts blended together as one. History is merely a
stage where tragic myth performs itself.

This very touching novel describes the tragic experience of two lovers who never
wanted to be separated by superficial differences. The devastating tragedy on the stage
of history that is explored in the novel will surely touch every reader’s heart.