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History Through Invention: Iksaka Banu’s “Farewell to Hindia”

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A Shooting Star & Other Stories

Written by Jyothi Natarajan, Margaret Scott, originally published in Margins

Jan 29, 2016

Iksaka Banu’s historical fiction is revelatory. His stories overturn the narratives that millions of Indonesians have grown up learning. As the critic Kendisan Kusumaatmadja wrotein Tempo, Banu’s work “concerns itself with the particulars of history that tend to elude history books, spaces retrievable only through invention.”

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