‘I am sure this excellent book will find its due place on the
bookshelves of all readers professionally or otherwise interested in Armenian
studies and history of the Diaspora.’
From His Excellency Arman Kirakossian’s
speech at the book launch held in the Armenian Embassy in
Washington on 15 February 2004.
The story of the Armenian entrepreneurs of the Malay Peninsula and Singapore
is both fascinating and largely unknown. Through tireless research and deep
devotion to the subject, Nadia Wright has produced the definitive study of
this most engrossing story, and shed valuable light on a remarkable
intersection of Armenian and Asian culture. An indispensable and invaluable
addition to the scholarship of this region.
" RESPECTED CITIZENS THE HISTORY OF ARMENIANS
IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA is truly a monumental effort most competently and
successfully completed by its author Nadia Wright. This book details the
previously unresearched but extremely interesting
and important history of these Armenians who originated, for the most part in
Isfahan and arrived via Madras
and Calcutta to settle, work, worship and
raise families in Singapore
and the Malay
States throughout the 19th Century. Mrs Wright undertook a most daunting task of historical
research...imagine there are 5 different English spellings for the Armenian
surname Caloustian (Advent's son) alone!... and she should be very pleased with her scholarship.
The author's mother, Vera Varsnik Deukmedjian, to whom this well written volume of Armenian
history is dedicated may rest in peace with pride !!!!
George G. Omartian II."
the History of Armenians in Singapore and Malaysia
Author: Nadia H Wright
Publisher: Amassia Publishing
Pages: 350; 24 pp. black/white plates; maps, tables; bibliography
pp. 316-330; index
Cover: softback gloss laminated colour
(+ GST + postage)
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Armenians buried in Singapore || Table of Contents
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