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By Ziauddin Sardar

Kuala Lumpur is the postmodern urban writ huge, a urban that, in the brief span of a decade, has been reworked from a sleepy capital right into a technological wonder with a thriving, various and prosperous cultural lifestyles. utilizing anecdotes, vintage Malay myths and stories, and observations in line with genuine and imaginary wanderings in the course of the urban, Ziauddin Sardar strains Kuala Lumpur's origins and charts the impressive alterations skilled via the town and its humans, together with either the hot fiscal situation and the vicious strength fight among leading Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his ex-Deputy Anwar Ibrahim. Sardar exhibits how a collision of cultures (Malay, chinese language, Indian, indigenous, Western) has built and re-emerged within the type of a brand new synthesis, inducing either a level of disorientation and a distinct feel of power and excitement.

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