Hinduism in Modern Indonesia

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Routledge, Jun 28, 2005 - History - 304 pages
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This book provides new data and perspectives on the development of 'world religion' in post-colonial societies through an analysis of the development of 'Hinduism' in various parts of Indonesia from the early twentieth century to the present. This development has been largely driven by the religious and cultural policy of the Indonesian central government, although the process began during the colonial period as an indigenous response to the introduction of modernity.
 

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Contents

negotiating identities Indonesian Hindus between local national and global interests
1
2 The Theosophical Society in the Dutch East Indies 18801942
35
3 The revival of Buddhism in modern Indonesia
45
4 Whats in a name? Agama Hindu Bali in the making
56
5 The development of Hindu education in Bali
76
the emergence of conflicts amidst differences and demands
84
pluralism and peril
93
8 Ethnic national and international loyalties of Indonesian Christians
109
10 Religion and ethnic identity of the Mentawaians on Siberut West Sumatra
144
emergent ethnic identity expansionism and political struggle in Tana Toraja and Luwu South Sulawesi
160
12 The Hinduization of local traditions in South Sulawesi
184
13 The position of Hinduism in Karo society North Sumatra
226
the ritual struggle of the Tamil and the Karo within Hinduism in North Sumatra
242
15 Cultural and religious interaction between modern India and Indonesia
255
the Sai Baba movement in Bali
264
Index
281

9 Peacemaker for religious conflicts? The value of pela relationships in Ambon
126

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