"Dr. SarDesai has done an exemplary job of selecting primary and secondary articles to give undergraduates and graduates a well-balanced view of Southeast Asian history. This revised edition is the only synthesis of its kind in the market today. A must for anyone teaching Southeast Asian History."
—Chandrika Paul, Shippensburg University
"This second edition of SarDesai’s Southeast Asian History serves as a valuable compilation of important primary sources on the region’s complex history, with historical documents like the Pararaton of Indonesia and the Sejarah Melayu of Malaysia and writings by famous leaders such as Jose Rizal, Raden Adjeng Kartini, U Nu, Ho Chi Minh, Sukarno, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and Aung San Suu Kyi. The book is also commendable for its inclusion of selected articles that discuss the impact of indigenous traditions and the interplay of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, European, and Japanese influences on Southeast Asia’s history. Moreover, the scope of the book is very wide, ranging from ancient times to the present period and organized in four parts: Cultural Heritage; Colonial Interlude; Nationalist Response; and Fruits of Freedom."
—Pamela Sodhy, Georgetown University