Extract from ‘Max Havelaar’

Saïdjah’s father had a buffalo with which he worked his field. When this buffalo was taken from him by the District Chief of Parang-Kujang he was very sad, and said not a word for many days. For ploughing-time was drawing near and it was to be feared that, if the sawah was not prepared soon…

A Champion with a Cause?

Conflicting Views on Multatuli Multatuli’s position as the most important, most up-to-date and most widely read author to come out of the Low Countries in the nineteenth century is beyond dispute. But in all other respects, Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820-1887), who at thirty-nine embarked on a writer’s career under the pseudonym Multatuli (= ‘I have…