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Ronda, Si. Si Ronda (?-?) was a bandit in Java in the mid-18th century. He was a jago, one of the legendary rural bandits of colonial Java who played (or was perceived to play) the role of the Robin Hood for the native Javans and who resisted the colonial Dutch. Si Ronda became the lead character in a series of Indonesian ballads, poems, stories and films from 1900 to at least 1930.
The fictional Si Ronda is portrayed as a romantic Gentleman Bandit, active in and around the village of Marunda, who robs from the rich, gives to the poor, and generally smites the wicked in ways that the Dutch colonists would not.
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