Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East) (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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780415444354
ISBN-10: 0415444357
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 18th, 2007
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East