By Murti Bunanta
Publisher: Gramedia Widiasarana Indonesia (Grasindo), Indonesia
Publication date: November 2010
48 pages, 21.5 cm x 27 cm, paperback
75,000 copies in print
Tag: Murti Bunanta.
This legend comes from Lombok (an island in West Nusa Tenggara), and is associated with Nyale tradition that is still alive today. Once upon a time, a beautiful princess named Mandalika is asked for her hand in marriage by two kings from two different kingdoms. But Princess Mandalika does not want to get married, and this may lead to war.