Oct 03, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Hinduism

The political economy of cultural heritage in Trowulan

The battles for the future of an archaeological landscape

Palm-leaf manuscripts in today’s Bali

The world of lontar will likely continue side by side with the new technologies of our digital age

Film review: Bitter Honey

Robert Lemelson’s latest documentary film takes his audience inside the lives of the women, men and children living in polygamous families in Bali

Time bomb in Bali

A culture that suppresses conflict disguises decades-long tensions in Balinese communities

Keeping Bali strong?

Hindu-Muslim tensions have mounted, but not to boiling point

Waiting for Ngaben

Kuta Beach ceased some time ago to be what the brochures say it is. For Robert Goodfellow, the piles of plastic rubbish are signs of a deeper malaise.

Ritual, politics and tourism

Ritual purification ceremonies have dominated Balinese recovery efforts

Turtle satay?

Attitudes towards turtle consumption are changing in Bali

Bali standing strong

Hindu-Balinese identity is enforced through pork meatballs and praying competitions.

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