Budaya dan Adat Istiadat dalam Kesusasteraan Melayu Brunei
(Culture and Customs and Traditions in Brunei Malay Literary). Author: Pengiran Dr Hidop bin Pengiran Haji Samsuddin. Publisher: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Brunei Darussalam, 2009, 328 pages. Medium: Malay.
THE book originally from a dissertation of the author at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 2006. It studies cultural and customs and traditional aspects in the Brunei Malay literary works in order to see how far issues related to culture and tradition has got attention from Bruneian men of letters to be revealed in their works.
It’s important for educating readers or public to recognize and love their culture and subsequently to realize life based on cultural and religious ethics.
Organised in six chapter commenced by preface, second chapter talks about Malay people and their cultures, third chapter discusses about wedding traditions in literary works, fourth chapter on the coronation ceremony in literary works, fifth chapter touches on Brunei Malay ethics and the last chapter is epilog.
In general, the book describes culture and customs and traditions which are performed by Malay people, especially in Brunei Darussalam. It should be seen as a continuation and wholeness of state, nation, religion and community which has values that must be perpetuated. The book is an effort to introduce Malay culture and customs and traditions in the sultanate to the new generation. — Darul Aqsha