Diponegoro: The Untold Story of Java Colonial War

Peter Carey, has been dedicated 40 years of his life studying impact of Napoelonic War in the far east. His research brought him to the Java Colonial War. Where there’s a struggle between the European way of life against traditional Javanese principle collided. This war represented between two parties Prince Diponegoro in Javanese side against General De Kock in the Dutch side.

Peter (P.B.R.) Carey (born in Rangoon on 30 April 1948) is a British historian and author who specialises in the modern history of Indonesia, Java in particular, and has also written on East Timor (Timor-Leste) and Burma (Myanmar). He was the Laithwaite fellow of Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford, from 1979 to 2008. His major early work concentrated on the history of Diponegoro, the British in Java, 1811–16 and the Java War (1825–30) on which he has published extensively, his major biography of Diponegoro, The Power of Prophecy, appearing in 2007, and a succinct version, Destiny; The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785–1855, in 2014. He is currently writing his memoirs of his 45 years of involvement with Indonesia, 1970–2015.