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- DescriptionThis study of traditional literature in Pakpak-Dairi, an endangered North Sumatran language, is based on written and oral versions of stories. Discussing the views of well-kwn scholars of Sumatran languages, the book includes the texts of seven stories which were collected in North Sumatra by the well-kwn linguist Herman Neubronner van der Tuuk (1824-1894) and are kept in Leiden University Library. The book also contains a story performed in the village of Sukarame by Sonang Sitakar, who may well have been one of the last Pakpak-Dairi storytellers. Presenting unique information on an endangered literary genre from North Sumatra.
- Author BiographyClara Brakel-Papenhuyzen, (1942) studied the languages and Cultures of South and Southeast Asia, Anthropology and Linguistics at Leiden University (PhD 1988). She is a performer and researcher of Asian dance, theatre and music, educated at Art Academies in India and Indonesia. A widely published scholar of Asian Performing Arts, Dr. Brakel-Papenhuyzen is the author of The bedhaya court dances of Central Java (1992) and edited The Performer as (inter)cultural Transmitter (1996).
- Author(s)Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen
- Date of Publication01/03/2014
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 279
- Place of PublicationLeiden
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Content Noteillustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
- Weight684 g
- Width16 mm
- Height24 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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