Multatuli’s Max Havelaar and the Dutch in East Asia

Max Havelaar is a pioneering work which satirically attacks the repressive and corrupt practices of the 19th century Dutch colonisers in Indonesia. As Lindsay Parnell attests, the novel, written by Eduard Douwes Dekker under the pen name Multatuli, would have repercussions far beyond the literary world.

Multatuli’s Max Havelaar and the Dutch in East Asia

Max Havelaar is a pioneering work which satirically attacks the repressive and corrupt practices of the 19th century Dutch colonisers in Indonesia. As Lindsay Parnell attests, the novel, written by Eduard Douwes Dekker under the pen name Multatuli, would have repercussions far beyond the literary world.