Friday, 13 April 2012

Hang Nadim - 1525 by Ikhwan Sha

To all my beautiful readers out there. The secret I have been longing to tell and share since August of last year. I have not started bogging at that time actually But who cares!! Here it goes. 

Effective today, Friday, the 13th April of 2012, my Fiance' , Ikhwan Sha is officially a published authour under Millionaires Planet - Azizi Ali if you don't know who he is obviously you don't read and support local books

Anyway, here is how it all began. Ikhwan is a fantastic writer and I seriously mean it. I read all his work and was so taken back by them. Even his Aswara lecturer's and friends. He found his talent and I was so proud. So what did I do? I quietly researched all top publishers in Malaysia to help him make that dream of his come true. He was too.... I dunno what do you call it but I knew his talent had to be discovered.So me being me...started doing work and research and sneaking around a lot.

And the first person we emailed to was Millionaires Planet and within a day we got a respond saying they loved the first 3 chapters and the synopsis and would like to extend Ikhwan a contract to be published under them. I was screaming with joy and him on the other hand controlling his cool. I was not surprised actually I mean hey I read the 1525 Hang Nadim in November the completed one. Sorry his lover gets to read the unpublished manuscript copy first before anyone does. So anyway, that was the FIRST Malay novel I have EVER read and I was touched by the story in so many ways and was so hooked into it. I was honestly shocked that he was THAT good.

So he began writing 24/7 to complete the book. He completed it by October towards November 2011. I know!! He fast so into it and wanted his book published fast. So he wrote and wrote the entire book 680 pages in almost 3 months. 

And since November 2011, the book has been in the editors hand to do any typo errors or stuff. And we have been getting updated emails on the status and all and FINALLY today, we received an email that it is done ready and out. 

You can purchase the books in any store in Malaysia or even via online the link I gave above or you could even purchase directly from us. And fret not. The both of us are coming up with a PROMOTION for his new buyers on his book. It retails at RM39.90 and we might have a SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT so stay tuned to that! Nonetheless, see below for his Book Cover & a short Synopsis. Oooh and help us LIKE 1525 Hang Nadim on Facebook. Love ya all!! 



Novel ini mengandungi sebuah lagenda agung yang menyimpan sebuah rahsia yang sekian lama cuba dibuang jauh oleh para penjajah kerana gerunnya mereka jikalau Melayu bangkit membela bangsa.
1525 – Sudah  hampir  lima  belas  tahun  peperangan  antara  Melayu  dan  Portugis  berlanjutan  tanpa  ada  kesudahannya. Raja  Portugal  telah  lama  memecat  wizurainya  di Melaka. Lantas  digantikan  dengan  seorang  wizurai  baru  yang  sudah  bersumpah  sejak  dari  kecilnya  untuk  menghapuskan  nama  Islam  dari  muka  dunia  ini. Maka dipersiapkannya  sekalian  bala  tentera  yang  maha  hebat  untuk  menghapuskan  jalur  keturunan  Kesultanan  Melayu  Melaka  yang  ketika  itu  berkerajaan  di Bentan, membawa sebuah  armada  yang  tersangat  besar  yang  tidak  pernah  dilihat  oleh  dunia  sebelum  ini.
1525 – Satu  tarikh  yang  cuba  dilenyapkan  dari  nukilan  sejarah  bangsa  Melayu.Pada  tahun  ini  telah  berlaku  beberapa  peristiwa  yang  tidak  sesekali  mahu  dikenang  oleh sekalian  penjajah, dan  juga  sekalian  keturunan  raja-raja  Melayu…


About The Author:Ikhwan Sha merupakan seorang pengkaji sejarah, khususnya di dalam bidang Hikayat Melayu Lama dan Sejarah Kewujudan Manusia. Hang Nadim - 1525 merupakan novel pertama Ikhwan Sha di dalam usahanya untuk mengenengahkan sejarah Melayu di mata dunia, dan diharap dapat menjadi panduan anak-anak muda di masa hadapan. 

10 comments:

  1. Novel yang menarik. Membacanya ibarat membaca Hikayat Hang Tuah, Sejarah Melayu dan yang seumpamanya. Bahasanya indah mendayu dayu, penuh adab sopan bangsa melayu. Menunjukkan penulisnya seorang budayawan melayu. Tahniah Ikhwan and I am waiting for your next novel. Just want to know, how come 'parang lading' exist in Bentan? - zainijulhi@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful comment zainijulhi. Can I just ask, did you buy the book from MPH? hehehe it's extremely exciting for us to know who our readers are. I have mentioned to Ikhwan on your comment and question and he will get back to you soon. Thank you for the support! You just made my day!!

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    1. Yes I bought it from MPH. Tersorok kat rak yang belakang sekali dan bawah sekali. Ikhwan is a good story teller. It is like he lived in 1525 and congratulation again.

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    2. Thank you very much.that review of yours has made my day and i am pretty sure it will make ikhwan's too. He will reply you shortly. Sorry for the delay he is currently busy with his new project but will drop him a reminder. Thank you again on your kind support.

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  3. Salam,

    Terima kasih kerana sudi membaca novel tulisan saya itu.Adapun akan perihal 'parang lading' itu asalnya bukanlah daripada Bentan mahupun Melaka. Tetapi kisah bermulanya parang lading itu diguna pakai oleh orang - orang Melaka adalah setelah Sultan Mahmud menitahkan menyerang sebuah kerajaan di Kelantan. Ketika itu pelbagai senjata yang berjaya dibawa balik oleh panglima - panglima Melaka dan diantaranya adalah parang lading itu sendiri.

    Keduanya adalah apabila raja di Patani berdatang sembah kepada Sultan Melaka. Ketika itu rombongan dari Patani ada membawa perlbagai jenis hadiah untuk dipersembahkan kepada Sultan Melaka.Salah satu daripadanya ialah parang lading bermatakan berlian. Parang Lading tersebut ada disimpan oleh salah - seorang keturunan Tun Omar yang kini menetap di Riau.

    Terima kasih sekali lagi saya ucapkan.

    sekian,

    Ikhwan Sha

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    1. salam tuan..tentang parang lading yg tuan ceritakn tu rasenya sy pernah tengok..adakah hulunya dari tanduk kijang putih?besinya bertatahkan berlian? sekadar utk pengesahan sbb xsalah saya parang tu pernah digunakan oleh seorang imam berketurunan banjar semasa perang sabil sungai manik 1945.

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  4. Salam Saudara Ikhwan Sha,

    Tahniah atas kisah klasik saudara yg pada hemat kita layak dihebahkan secara besar-besaran agar dibaca oleh sekalian Melayu 2012 yang semakin mengecil jatidirinya. Hari ini sudah masuk Bab 33 kita baca =)

    Sebagai salah seorang daripada sebilangan kecil pelestari dan budayawan Melayu, kita tersenyum dan tersentuh dengan nukilan saudara yang berjaya menceritakan perihal Melayu itu dengan terperinci. Menunjukkan saudara benar-benar mengenali Melayu. Perihal sifat-sifatnya Melayu, pakaiannya, senjatanya, manteranya, falsafahnya, lenggok katanya dan sebagainya.

    Teruskan usaha saudara memartabatkan bangsa.

    - Seribudaya

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  5. Assalam.. satu shj yg hati ini tertnya2, dri mnakah saudara proleh segala sumber2 dan maklumat sepanjang mghasilkn novel ini? kerana sguh hebat jalan ceritanya dan sesuatu yg lbih besar perlu dilakukan bgi myedarkn kembali jati dri bangsa dan agama yg kian merobek ini.. syukran.

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    1. Salam. Tme Kasih atas komen tuan. If you would like to ask En Ikhwan Sha sendiri mengenai buku Hang Nadim 1525, boleh email die ke gho_zua69@hotmail.com atau check out nilarentaka.blogspot.com

      Tme Kasih!

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    2. atau FB di http://www.facebook.com/pages/1525-Hang-Nadim/302913566447448

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