Malaysian history, like the official history of many postcolonial societies, is narrow in focus, overwhelmingly political, and dominated by the unstated assumptions of those who write that history. More often than not, these mainstream narratives have ignored large areas of the past that are either not perceived to contribute to national history or run counter to the cultural, linguistic, class and gender leanings of the historians themselves. Official Malaysian history is no exception. The history of women in Malaysia, in particular, has hitherto received desperately little attention by historians and contemporary scholars.The book is slated for release by Silverfish, later in the year.
More information available on The Other Malaysia website.