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Pramoedya Ananta Toer

  • Birth 6 Feb 1925 Central Java, Indonesia
  • Death 30 Apr 2006 Jakarta (Djakarta), Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
  • Burial Jakarta (Djakarta), Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
  • Memorial ID 14127577

Author. He was born in Blora, Central Java. He was a candidate for Nobel Prize in Literature. Also, he was an outspoken champion of democracy, who spent several years in prison under successive regimes. His 34 books and essays have been translated into 37 languages. His best-known works - the Buru Quartet novels about Indonesia's independence struggle against the Dutch - were written on scraps of paper and surreptitiously smuggled out while he was imprisoned on the remote island of Buru. He was first jailed in 1947 by Dutch troops for being anti-colonialist, and later for Soeharto's military administration took over in 1966, and spent 14 years without trial on the penal colony on Buru island. He died in Central Jakarta.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni





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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 30 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14127577
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pramoedya Ananta Toer (6 Feb 1925–30 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14127577, citing Karet Bivak Cemetery, Jakarta (Djakarta), Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .