Monday, November 23, 2009


Maya Raden Kartini was born in 1879 in the town of Rembang. He was son of a nobleman who was very obedient to the customs. After graduating from elementary school he was not allowed to continue their education to a higher level by the parents. He dipingit while waiting to be married. Small Kartini deeply saddened by this, he wanted to resist but did not dare for fear of being considered rebellious child. To eliminate sadness, he collected books and other scientific books which he read in the garden house in the company Simbok (assistants).

Finally, read a favorite, no day without reading. All books, including reading newspapers. If there is difficulty in understanding the books and newspapers he read, he always asked his father. Through this book, Kartini's interest in the progress of women think the European (Dutch, who was still colonize Indonesia). Arises desire to promote Indonesian women. Women not only the kitchen but also must have knowledge. He began by collecting her girlfriends to teach writing and other sciences. Amid the busy life he did not stop reading and also writing letters to his friends who were in the Netherlands. Soon he wrote a letter to Mr.JH Abendanon. He pleaded awarded scholarships to study in the Netherlands.

Scholars who had not gotten used Kartini because he was married by her parents with Raden Duke Joyodiningrat. After marriage she joined her husband to the Rembang. Her husband understood Kartini and engage support women to establish schools. Thanks to the persistence of Kartini succeeded in establishing Women's School in Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Malang, Madiun, Cirebon and other areas. The school's name is "School Kartini". His popularity does not make Kartini became arrogant, he remained polite, respect the family and anyone else, does not distinguish between poor and rich.

On 17 September 1904, Kartini died in the age of 25, after she gave birth to their first son. After Kartini died, Mr.JH Abendanon and booked memngumpulkan letters Kartini had sent to his friends in Europe. The book was entitled "DOOR TOT DUISTERNIS Licht" which means "Dark Terbitlah Habis Terang".

Currently, hopefully in Indonesia will be reborn-kartini Kartini who would fight for the interests of many