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Preserving and Celebrating the Joint Heritage of Literature and Culture Panji/Inao

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Preserving and Celebrating the Joint Heritage of Literature and Culture Panji / Inao

Seminars, Dance and Exhibition

Denpasar, June 28-29, 2018

Surabaya, 2-3 July 2018

Yogyakarta, 6-7 July 2018

Jakarta, 10-11 July 2018

The Panji story from Java and the story of Raden Inu Kertapati and Dewi Sekartaji arose at the end of the 13th century and is a local genius in the field of Javanese literature. The storyline of Panji is the love and adventure story of Inu Kertapati and Dewi Sekartaji, with various disguises and fights and wars. The story of Panji with being immediately popular, very popular with the community and spread throughout the archipelago. In the 19th century, Panji’s story crossed the oceans to Malaysia and Southeast Asia and became one of the most popular literature in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam. and Malaysia. Panji’s name adjusts, in Thailand becomes Inao and in Malaysia begins with Hikayat Pita Panji inspires performing arts such as dance, stage, wayang (Wayang Beber, Wayang Kelir, Wayang Krucil), and various masks. Panji story is also made in the temples in the form of carved reliefs. The centuries-old influence of Panji is described by Historian Adrian Vickers as “A Literature and Culture [unique] in Southeast Asia”. In 2017, UNESCO accepted the Panji Story texts as World Heritage and recorded them in UNESCO’s Memory of The Word (MoW).

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