New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2004. Reviews the historical development of Indonesian Hinduism, from the early 20th century to the present but focuses mainly on future religious developments.
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.
1. IntroductionLocal, National, and Global Interests Martin Ramstedt 2. The Theosophical Society in the Dutch East Indies, 1880-1942 Herman de Tollenaere 3. The Revival of Buddhism in Modern Indonesia Iem Brown 4. What's in a Name? Agama Hindu Bali in the Making Michel Picard 5. The Development of Hindu Education in Bali Ngurah Nala 6. The Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia in a Society in Transformation: The Emergence of Conflicts amidst Differences and Demands I Gusti Ngurah Bagus 7. Hindu Reform in an Islamising Java: Pluralism and Peril Robert W. Hefner 8. Ethics, National, and International Loyalities of Indonesian Christians Karel Steenbrink 9. Peacemaker for Religious Conflicts? The Value of Pela Relationships in Ambon Tanja Hohe and Bert Remijsen 10. Religion and Ethnic Identity of the Mentawaians on Siberut (West Sumatra) Gerard Persoon 11. From 'Greater Toraja' to 'Toraja Raya': Emergent Ethnic Identity, Expansionism and Political Struggle in Tana Toraja and Luwu, South Sulawesi Dik Roth 12. The Hinduization of Local Traditions in South Sulawesi Martin Ramstedt 13. The Position of Hinduism in Karo Society (North Sumatra) Juara R. Ginting 14. Old Gods for the New World: The Ritual Struggle of the Tamil and the Karo within Hinduism in North Sumatra Silvia Vignato 15. Cultural and Religious Interaction Between Modern India and Indonesia Yadav Somvir 16. Hinduism, Identity, and Social Conflict: The Sai Movement in Bali Leo Howe