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Forests of Islam : territory, environment and holy war in Terengganu, Malaya, 1928

Malhi, Amrita


In 1928, a small forest uprising in Terengganu, on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, became a Holy War. The rebels—shifting cultivators from the Terengganu River system, coalesced under an Islamist leadership of rubber smallholders, mosque functionaries and Islamic scholars. They were responding to a power struggle between two elite forces within the colonial government after 1919—represented by the Sultan and the British Adviser. These two forces were engaged in a contest to subject...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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