- About the Book
It is 1600 and Dutch merchants are welcomed to the Banda islands. But, in the space of three years, Bandanese society changes as its people succumb to the temptations of Western materialism—a process that leads inevitably to social dissension and, finally, to rebellion. Written during the dying days of the Netherlands East Indies, Tambera is Utuy Tatang Sontani’s most seminal work. In looking back to the beginnings of colonialism in the Indies, Sontani anticipates many of the philosophical and moral challenges that still confronted the nascent republic of Indonesia, three hundred and fifty years later.
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