Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds

 
Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds by Michael Laffan
Published: 
December, 2002
ISBN: 
978-0415297578
Publisher: 
Routledge

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.

Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Islam
Political History
Period: 
20th Century
Region: 
Asia