Yasadipura I

Raden Ngabei Yasadipura Tus Pajang, better known as Yasadipura I (1729–1802), was a poet from the Surakarta Sunanate in present-day Java.[1]

Yasadipura I
Born1729
Died1802
Other names
  • Raden Ngabei Yasadipura Tus Pajang
  • Bagus Banjar
Known forPoet

Brief historyEdit

Yasadipura was born "Bagus Banjar". His father was Tumenggung Padmanegara, the regent of Pekalongan. His father was a descendant of Sultan Hadiwijaya, the King of Pajang. Yasadipura I studied with Kyai Honggomoyo, a scholar from the Magelang hermitage.[2]

Yasadipura I died in 1802, which was also the birth year of his great-grandson, Ranggawarsita. Later, Ranggawarsita inherited the legacy of Yasadipuran from his grandfather, Yasadipura II.[3]

Yasadipura I is buried in the Pengging [id] area, about 15 km west of Surakarta.[4]

Famous worksEdit

Yasadipura I is considered to be the greatest of poet Java Island during the 18th century. His works include:

These were composed in the form of macapat poetry in the new Javanese language. Some of his verses are still often uttered as suluk by the puppeteers in wayang performances to this day.

Another of Yasadipura I's works ia Serat Menak, an adaptation of Hikayat Amir Hamzah in Malay. This story tells of the heroism of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, the uncel of the Prophet Muhammad.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ricklefs, M.C. (1997). "The Yasadipura problem". Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. 153 (2): 273–283. doi:10.1163/22134379-90003940. ISSN 0006-2294 – via JSTOR.
  2. ^ "Yasadipura I (1729–1803) Biography and His Works". accessed 2006
  3. ^ "Tasawuf Jawa Raden Ngabehi Yasadipura I". accessed 2020
  4. ^ "Kajian Semiotika Penggalan Serat Wicara". Perpustakaan Nasional accessed 2 October 2014.

BibliographyEdit

  • Andjar Any. 1980. Raden Ngabehi Ranggawarsita. What Happened Ranggawarsita? Semarang: Various Sciences
  • M.C. Ricklefs. 1991. History of Modern Indonesia (trans.). Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press

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