Author: I Gusti Putu PhalgunadiPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 164ISBN/UPC (if available): 818506797X
The Pararaton is a sixteenth century historical text composed in medieval Kawi language, which deals with the ancient history of South- East Asia in general, and the Indonesian archipelago in particular. Apart from it, there is only one historical text on this subject. This work titled Nagarakrtagama is a fourteenth century text composed by Rakawi Prapanca of the Majapahit kingdom in verse form in classical Kawi language. The Pararaton makes an interesting reading of myths and reality, wars, hegemony, palace intrigues, diplomatic manoeuvres, succession of kings and, the rise and fall of the two most mighty empires, namely Sinhasari and Majapahit. Apart from the political history, the reader also comes to know about trade relations, religious influence and culture traits of the contemporary Indonesian society. Even details of flora and fauna have found a place in the text.
DEDICATIONPREFACEA NOTE ON THE PRONUNCIATION OF THE WORDSMAPSINTRODUCTIONI. Historical Values of the PararatonII. The ManuscriptsIII. Political History of IndonesiaA. Sinhasari Dynasty : 1222-1292 A.D.B. Maja-pahit Dynasty : 1293-1478 A.D.IV. The Sinhasari and Maja-Pahit Administrative SystemA. Central GovernmentB. Provincial GovernmentV. Cultural Life as Depicted in the Chronicle1. Classical Javanese Calendar2. Social Life3. Religious Life4. Economic Life5. Art and Architecture6. Flora and FaunaVI. ResumeKAWI TEXT AND ENGLISH TRANSLATIONBIBLIOGRAPHY1. Kings Referred to in the Pararaton2. Genealogical Tree of Sinhasari Dynasty3. Genealogical Tree of Maja-pahit4. Chartof Balinese Letters