Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds

Published
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.

Field(s)
Area of Interest
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Islam
Political History
Period
20th Century
Region
Asia