Sep 25, 2020 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Sep 25, 2020

Breaking out!

DJOHAN EFFENDI explores the paradox of young progressives in Indonesia's most traditional Islamic organisation.

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Itinerant scholars

Hinduism and Islam were born so far away. How did Indonesians learn of them? KAREL STEENBRINK traces a long history of religious scholars travelling overseas.

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A local hero

To Jakarta, he is an enigma. To the Madurese, he holds out hope for a better society. GERRY VAN KLINKEN goes to the grass-roots.

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How Muslims will say 'No'

What are the prospects of Islamic opposition? How democratic will it be? GEORGE ADITJONDRO finds much to be hopeful about.

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A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

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Thoughts for Lance Castles

Sep 14, 2020 - ANTHONY REID

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Obituary: Remembering Lance Castles (1937–2020)

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Book Review: Man of Contradictions

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