Cerita silat (literally: silat story, pronouced as: cheareeta seelat) is a genre of Indonesian literature very similar to wuxia of the Chinese literature. Stories of this type are always full of martial art spices and generate addiction among their readers . But unlike wuxia, which only tells about Chinese martial arts heroes and legends, cerita silat is richer. It also includes other types of martial arts which exist in Indonesia, such as pencak silat, or silat tenaga dalam.
There are notable writers of cerita silat in Indonesia, such as:
- Kho Ping Hoo
- Bastian Tito
- S. H. Mintardja
- Widi Widayat
- Herman Pratikto
- Gator Riyo Purwanto
- B. Permaidi H. P.
- ^ (id) Sapto pradityo, Mencandu Kho Ping Hoo, Ruang Baca Koran Tempo, 30 Oktober 2005.
- ^ (id) Anggraini Antemas, Mengangkat Dongeng Rakyat (Di Antara Harapan dan Kelumpuhan), Indomedia, 7 Juli 1999.