BoschaLebih Dekat dengan Karel Albert Rudolf Bosscha

Ridwan Hutagalung

Badan Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia (BPPI)

dan Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo, 2014

152 hal., 20 cm  ISBN 978-602-8756-26-6

Karel Albert Rudolf Bosscha lahir di Den Haag pada 15 Mei 1865. Ketika berumur 22 tahun datang ke Pulau Jawa. Kakeknya termasuk seorang pemilik kebun teh paling awal di negeri ini. Ia mengembangkan kebun teh tersebut dan menjadi salah seorang pria terkaya serta murah hati. Dia sumbangkan kekayaannya untuk mendirikan sekolah teknik yang kini menjadi ITB, Sositet Concordia yang kini menjadi Gedung Merdeka, serta Observatorium Bosscha yang mengabadikan namanya. Dia juga menyumbang untuk sekolah tunanetra, bisu dan tuli. Bosscha wafat 26 November 1928 dan dimakamkan di tengah perkebunan teh Malabar. Ribuan orang mengantarnya ke peristirahatannya yang terakhir dan sekarang tempat itu menjadi situs bersejarah.

TAKDIR Riwayat Pangeran Diponegoro

Thursday, 13 March 2014 by

TakdirTAKDIR Riwayat Pangeran Diponegoro

Peter Carey

Kompas, 2014

xxxviii+434 hal., 23 cm

ISBN 978-979-709-799-8

Kenapa kita perlu menulis biografi pahlawan nasional Pangeran Diponegoro (1785-1855)? Di banyak negara lain di dunia, tokoh nasional yang begitu penting pasti telah menjadi subyek banyak penulisan biografi dan kajian sejarah. Setiap aspek kehidupan Sang Pangeran akan dipelajari secara rinci, pemahamannya mengenai Islam dan tentang pusaka Jawa merupakan subyek monografi yang berbobot. Tentu saja akan banyak orang yang juga ingin membaca karya-karya yang ia tulis sendiri, terutama otobiografinya, Babad Diponegoro, naskah indah setebal 1.151 halaman yang disusun selama sembilan bulan (mei 1831-Februari 1832) pada masa pengasingannya di manado (1830-33), dan yang pada (Juni 2013) diterima Komite Penasihat Internasional UNESCO sebagai salah satu dari 299 naskah dari semua negara di dunia yang telah masuk ke Daftar Ingatan Kolektif Dunia (Memory of the World Register). Namun, situasi di Indonesia sangat berbeda: sejarah kini kelihatannya kurang dihargai di Republik ini. Hasilnya, telah terbukti betapa menyakitkan penanganan Jakarta yang amat buruk atas Timor Timur (1975-99) dan kurangnya pemahaman tentang masyarakat, politik dan budaya Aceh. Buku penting ini diterbitkan penerbit Kompas dengan sponsor Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo (YAD).

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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Thursday, 10 January 2013 by

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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Thursday, 10 January 2013 by

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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