Time-slip novel set in GUERNSEY
A Tale from Bali
Era(s): Late 19th century
This book is recommended as a way of getting to know a little about the history and culture of Bali. Not only does it succeed in this, but it also proved a heart-warming and hugely readable story of one man’s day to day struggles against a backdrop of profound change.
The novel is a loose retelling of the chain of events leading up to the Dutch suppression of Bali towards the end of the 19th century. At the time of the story, most of the feudal lords, or ‘radjas’, have already signed treaties with the Dutch and are effectively under their control. Only a few remain independent, preserving their traditions and refusing to bow to western imperialism.
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