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Join Prof. Edwin P. Wieringa as he discusses this once popular Malay bird poem which in scholarly literature has been dismissed as a poor and pale reflection of ‘Aṭṭār’s world-famous twelfth-century Persian Conference of the Birds.
About the Speaker
Edwin P. Wieringa is Professor of Indonesian Philology with Special Reference to Islamic Cultures at the University of Cologne.
His main interests are Malay and Javanese literature, both traditional and modern, and Islam in insular Southeast Asia.