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Rituals of Islamic Spirituality

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ISBN: 9781921666254 Year: Pages: 267 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459498 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Religion
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This study examines the emergence of new forms of Islamic spirituality in Indonesia identified as Majlis Dhikr. These Majlis Dhikr groups have proliferated on Java in the last two decades, both in urban and rural areas, and have attracted followers from a wide social background. The diverse aspects of these Majlis Dhikr groups – their rituals, teachings and strategies of dissemination as well as the popular understanding of these rituals and their contestation by critics and opponents – are examined in detail and illustrated by reference to three particular groups – Salawat Wahidiyat, Istighathat Ihsaniyyat and Dhikr al-Ghafilin each of which has its own distinctive features and notable religious leadership. These Majlis Dhikr groups regard their activities as legitimate ritual practices that are in accordance with the legacy of Islamic Sufism based on the interpretation of the Qur’anic and Prophetic tradition.

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islam --- doctrines --- indonesia --- rituals --- sufism --- jawa timur

In Praise of Prambanan

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Book Series: Translation Series ISBN: 9789067181051 9789004260429 Year: Pages: XII, 259 p DOI: 10.1163/9789004260429 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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In praise of Prambanan is devoted to the Hindu-Javanese temple complex of Candi Prambanan, also known by its locally more popular name of Candi Loro Jonggrang.

In praise of Prambanan; Dutch essays on the Loro Jonggrang temple complex

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Book Series: Translation Series ISBN: 9067181056 Year: Pages: XII, 259 p DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_417723 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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In praise of Prambanan is devoted to the Hindu-Javanese temple complex of Candi Prambanan, also known by its locally more popular name of Candi Loro Jonggrang. The book has two parts. Part One is a general introduction to the temple complex based on an examination of the existing scholarly literature. It offers a detailed state-of-the-art survey of publications on Candi Prambanan as well as of the religious conditions which made its creation possible. Part Two contains a selection of important articles - in English translation - about the temple complex by prominent Dutch scholars all of whom had first-hand knowledge of it: J.W. IJzerman, J.Ph. Vogel, N.J. Krom, F.D.K. Bosch, B. de Haan, W.F. Stutterheim, V.R. van Romondt and A.J. Bernet Kempers. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. Roy E. Jordaan, currently a private scholar, obtained his PhD in anthropology from Leiden University.

The power of prophecy; Prince Dipanagara and the end of an old order in Java, 1785-1855

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183031 Year: Volume: 249 Pages: Xxx+970 DOI: 10.1163/9789067183031 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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National hero, Javanese mystic, pious Muslim and leader of the ‘holy war’ against the Dutch between 1825 and 1830, the Yogyakarta prince, Dipanagara (1785-1855, otherwise known as Diponegoro), is pre-eminent in the pantheon of modern Indonesian historical figures. Yet despite instant name recognition in Indonesia, there has never been a full biography of the prince’s life and times based on Dutch and Javanese sources. ‘The power of prophecy’ is a major study which sets Dipanagara’s life history against the context of the turbulent events of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century when the full force of European imperialism hit Indonesia like an Asian tsunami destroying forever Java’s ‘old order’ and propelling the twin forces of Islam and Javanese national identity into a fatal confrontation with the Dutch. This confrontation known as the Java War, in which Dipanagara was defeated and exiled, marked the beginning of the modern colonial period in Indonesia which lasted until the Japanese occupation of 1942-1945. The book presents a detailed analysis of Dipanagara’s pre-war visions and aspirations as a Javanese Ratu Adil (‘Just King’) based on extensive reading of his autobiography, the Babad Dipanagara as well as a number of other Javanese sources. Dutch and British records, in particularly the Residency Archives of Yogyakarta and Surakarta currently kept in the Indonesian National Archives, provide the backbone of this scholarly work. The book will be read with profit by all those interested in the rise of Western colonial rule in Indonesia, the fate of indigenous cultures in an age of imperialism and the role of Javanese Islam in modern Indonesian history. Peter Carey, Laithwaite tutor in History at Trinity College, Oxford, has made a lifetime study of Dipanagara and the history of early nineteenth century Java. His many works include the two-volume Archive of Yogyakarta (1980, 2000), The British in Java, 1811-1816; A Javanese account (1992) and Babad Dipanagara; An account of the outbreak of the Java War (1825-1830) (1981). He is one of Britain’s foremost historians of Southeast Asia and has also published on Cambodia, Burma and East Timor.

ARJUNAWIWĀHA

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Indonesica ISBN: 9789067183215 9789004253940 Year: Volume: 34 Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_376975 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Arjunawiwāha is one of the best known of the Old Javanese classics. This volume presents a new text, based on Balinese manuscripts, with a complete translation, building on the work done by earlier writers. An introduction provides ample background information, as well as an original interpretation of the significance of the text, within its historical and cultural setting. This poem was written by Mpu Kanwa in around A.D. 1030 under King Airlangga, who ruled in East Java. It is Mpu Kanwa’s only known work, and is the second oldest example in the genre of kakawin. The poem is a narrative, but also contains passages of description, philosophical or religious teaching of great interest, as well as remarkable erotic scenes. Parts of the tale have been depicted on early temple reliefs and in paintings, ­­and the text is still recited in Bali by literary clubs and in temple ceremonies. Stuart Robson, Associate Professor of Indonesian at Monash University from 1991 to 2001 and now retired, has been studying Old Javanese for more than forty years. He is interested in the problem of how to translate works of Old Javanese literature in such a way as to make these more accessible and better known to a wider audience of both scholars and general readers.

La terre d’en face : La transmigration en Indonésie

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ISBN: 9782709925082 DOI: 10.4000/books.irdeditions.15191 Language: French
Publisher: IRD Éditions
Subject: Business and Management
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Engagée en 1905 par le colonisateur néerlandais, la transmigration en Indonésie constitue à l’heure actuelle le plus grand programme de colonisation agricole dirigée jamais entrepris par un État. En voulant corriger l’important déséquilibre démographique au sein de l’archipel, la transmigration poursuit un double objectif de politique sociale dans les « îles intérieures » (Java, Madura, Bali) et de politique de développement dans les « îles extérieures » (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Irian Jaya). Depuis ses débuts, le programme est passé par des phases d’euphorie et de déception, de louanges et de critiques, et il a connu autant de réussites que d’échecs. Ces derniers sont habituellement imputés au manque de moyens, à l’insuffisante sélection des sites et des migrants, à la mauvaise préparation des projets et aux multiples dysfonctionnements au sein des ministères impliqués. L’auteur montre que les difficultés de la transmigration proviennent moins de problèmes de mise en œuvre que d’une conception inadaptée dès le départ. Les échecs sont dus à une perception erronée de l’évolution du paysannat javanais face à la croissance démographique, à des préjugés tenaces envers les populations et le milieu des îles périphériques et, surtout, à une politique exclusivement agraire de développement. Dernier avatar de l’expansion des royaumes agraires javanais, la transmigration ne se comprend que par référence à une vision particulière du monde et du pouvoir.

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