The Indonesian island of Lombok is home to a deeply Islamic society, where religious groups can have more sway than the formal government. Jeremy Kingsley’s book examines the influence of a network of ulama and Islamic schools to think about how authority actually works on the ground.
By Astri Suhrke When Violence Works is a provocative title of a book, and Patrick Barron sets about to show how violence has worked in Indonesia in a select number … Continue reading Review of: Patrick Barron, When Violence Works: Postconflict Violence and Peace in Indonesia
By Michael Buehler Stories about growing religious intolerance in Indonesia have frequently made headlines around the world in recent years. The arrest and subsequent imprisonment of the Christian governor of … Continue reading Review of: Jeremy Menchik, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism
By Michael Hitchcock and I Nyoman Darma Putra Professor Adnyana Manuaba was one of the great creative thinkers of Balinese and Indonesian society. He was the founder of Bali HESG … Continue reading Obituary: Professor Adnyana Manuaba
By Alexander Wain Although modern-day Indonesia constitutes the world’s largest and most populace Muslim nation, its unique and multi-varied form of Islam has not received the degree of scholarly attention … Continue reading Review of: Carool Kersten, A History of Islam in Indonesia: Unity in Diversity