Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Drawing on previously unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award winning author Laffan contrasts the latter experience with life in Cairo, where some Southeast Asians were drawn to both reformism and nationalism. After demonstrating the close linkage between Cairene ideology and Indonesian nationalism, Laffan shows how developments in the Middle East continued to play a role in shaping Islamic politics in colonial Indonesia.
About the Author
Michael Laffan obtained his doctorate from the University of Sydney, 2001. He is currently a visiting fellow with the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University, working within a project examining development of religious authority in twentieth century Indonesia. Michael Laffan is the winner of the ASAA President's Award 2002.