Book : Biografi Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen: Pendeta-Sastrawan Bali

Title : Biografi Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen: Pendeta-Sastrawan Bali
Author : I.B. Putu Suamba
Publisher : Dinas Kebudayaan Pemerintah Kota Denpasar in cooperation with Program Pasca Sarjana, Universitas Hindu Indonesia Denpasar.
Address: Jalan Hayam Wuruk, No.69, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Phone: 0361-243672
Year of Publication : 2016
Size : xx +402 pages, 15 x 20 cms.
Cover : Soft, colors
Edition : First
Language : Indonesian
ISBN : 978-602-9138-79-5
Price : –


About the book
This book attempts to present a comprehensive biography of Ida Pedanda Made Sidemen (1858-1984), a poet-priest from Sanur Bali, Indonesia. He is very learned in sastra and takes yoga as a way and goal of life as well. He is very discipline in observing ethics of priest and prolific in composing literary works. This book tells his course of life and philosophy since his childhood to his death. Born in a brahmin family in Gerya Taman, Sanur, he leads his life in a very simple way, full of dedication, worship, services to people, discipline, and hard works. He has produced a number of arts works, like geguritan and kakawin in addition to some works in prose form known as gegencaran like Siwagama. He is not only well known in the field of literary arts, but also he is expert in Balinese architecture and craft. His works entitled Geguritan Salampah Laku has given some ideas and sources in accomplishing this book. His is perhaps the last generation who maintained and continued Old Javanese tradition in Bali in creating poem (kakawin).
Besides it narrates his life and his interaction with various people and characters from various backgrounds, it also attempts to reflect on some ideas or thoughts as depicted in his words, works, and action in life. With this view this biography givesĀ  deeper insights of his life, art, way of creating art works as reflected in his works, especially geguritan, kakawin, parwa, etc. From these works it throws some lights in the fields of art, culture, religion, economy, ecology, etc.

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