Because of his position as a school teacher, Sastrodarsono returned back to his hometown as a member of the priyayi class—the Javanese gentries. Little did Sastrodarsono know that his priyayi privilege would not only make him responsible for his family and his students but also for his surrounding community as the whole world was changing around them.

Set in several distinct periods of time in Indonesia, the colonial period, the Japanese occupation, the revolutionary war, and the two decades of social disorder that ended in the mid-1960s with the rise of Suharto’s New Order regime, The Javanese Gentry is a timeless story of family, status, love, and above all, responsibility.

By Umar Kayam
Category: Novel
Language: Indonesian, English
Rights Sold: Japanese, Arabic
Page: xx + 378 pages
Dimension: 14 x 21.5 cm
ISBN: 9789798083952
Publisher: The Lontar Foundation