Feb 03, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Revolution

Book review: Beyond the pale

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Review: The ideology of the family state

David Reeve reviews David Bourchier’s important contribution to understandings of political thinking in Indonesia

Review: Recounting the revolution

Two recently republished memoirs illustrate the divergence of experiences during the Indonesian Revolution

My eyes may be blue, but I am Indonesian

The different and difficult experiences of Eurasian Indonesians

Amri Yahya and the Sydney University Labor Club

A link to Australia’s support of the Indonesian revolution

The spirit of Sudirman

A mural competition in Yogyakarta sees Indonesians reinterpreting their revolutionary past in the light of present concerns

Gus Dur’s 100 days

Abdurrahman Wahid’s life deserves serious and critical reflection

Driving under the New Order

The tumultuous events of 1965 thwarted Liong Tjie Tjong’s writing aspirations

Gerindra and 'Greater Indonesia'

Prabowo’s party has deep roots in Indonesian political mythology

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

W.S.Rendra (1935-2009)

The peacock is no more

Beyond terrorism and martyrdom

People in West Java hold diverse memories of the Darul Islam rebellion and its leader Kartosuwiryo

Obituary - Mohammad Jusuf Ronodipuro

30 September 1919 – 27 January 2008

Remembering Ong

About cooking, studying Java, and other serious pleasures

The romance of K'tut Tantri

Timothy Lindsey, The Romance of K'tut Tantri and Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1997, 362pp, Rrp AU$65. Reviewed by RON WITTON

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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