Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Revolution

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.

Women and the nation

Throughout its history, outsiders wanted the women's movement to be nationalist first of all. Now women are finding their own voice

Merdeka!

Prajurit jaga malam

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'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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