Bandit Saints of Java

Bandit Saints of Java

Bandit Saints of Java delves deep under the surface of modern Indonesia, exploring personalities and stories in the weird world of local pilgrimage, where Middle Eastern Islam wrestles with the ancient power of Javanese civilisation.

Author: George Quinn

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9781912049455

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Java’s pilgrimage culture is a dense, batik-like pattern of contradictions: seriousness collides with laughter; curiosity with bewilderment; piety with scepticism; intense spirituality with, in some places, the joy of shopping. The pilgrimage culture on the island of Java in Indonesia – the world’s largest Muslim country – is a rebuke to the conservative orthodoxy that has been gaining ground in Indonesia’s religious landscape since the 1980s. In the rhetoric of this orthodoxy the “real” Islam is pure and exclusive. Piety comes from obedience to religious authority and its rules. Local pilgrimage is anything but pure and exclusive or rigidly authoritarian. It is powerfully Islamic but it fuses Islam with local history, the ancient power of place and a pastiche of devotional practices with roots deep in the pre-Islamic past. Quietly but tenaciously – just outside the great echo chamber of public space – it is growing as fast as the higher profile neo-orthodoxy. Bandit Saints of Java delves deep under the surface of modern Indonesia, exploring personalities and stories in the weird world of local pilgrimage, where Middle Eastern Islam wrestles with the ancient power of Javanese civilisation. It paints an astonishing portrait of Islam as it is practised today – largely invisible to journalists, scholars and tourists – by many of Java’s 130 million people.
Categories: Religion

What Is Religious Authority

What Is Religious Authority

Bandit Saints of Java: How Java's Eccentric Saints Are Challenging Fundamentalist Islam in Modern Indonesia. Burrough on the Hill, UK: Monsoon Books. Rabinow, Paul. (1977) 2007. Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco.

Author: Ismail Fajrie Alatas

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691204291

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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An anthropologist's groundbreaking account of how Islamic religious authority is assembled through the unceasing labor of community building on the island of Java This compelling book draws on Ismail Fajrie Alatas's unique insights as an anthropologist to provide a new understanding of Islamic religious authority, showing how religious leaders unite diverse aspects of life and contest differing Muslim perspectives to create distinctly Muslim communities. Taking readers from the eighteenth century to today, Alatas traces the movements of Muslim saints and scholars from Yemen to Indonesia and looks at how they traversed complex cultural settings while opening new channels for the transmission of Islamic teachings. He describes the rise to prominence of Indonesia's leading Sufi master, Habib Luthfi, and his rivalries with competing religious leaders, revealing why some Muslim voices become authoritative while others don't. Alatas examines how Habib Luthfi has used the infrastructures of the Sufi order and the Indonesian state to build a durable religious community, while deploying genealogy and hagiography to present himself as a successor of the Prophet Muḥammad. Challenging prevailing conceptions of what it means to be Muslim, What Is Religious Authority? demonstrates how the concrete and sustained labors of translation, mobilization, collaboration, and competition are the very dynamics that give Islam its power and diversity.
Categories: Social Science

Young Soeharto

Young Soeharto

Java. Singapore: Periplus Editions, 1991. Poeze, Harry A. Tan Malaka: Strijder Voor Indonesië's Vrijheid Levensloop van 1897 tot 1945. ... Originally published as Java Pageant by Seeley Service & Co. ... Bandit Saints of Java.

Author: David Jenkins

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9789814881012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

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When a reluctant President Sukarno gave Lt Gen Soeharto full executive authority in March 1966, Indonesia was a deeply divided nation, fractured along ideological, class, religious and ethnic lines. Soeharto took a country in chaos, the largest in Southeast Asia, and transformed it into one of the “Asian miracle” economies—only to leave it back on the brink of ruin when he was forced from office thirty-two years later. Drawing on his astonishing range of interviews with leading Indonesian generals, former Imperial Japanese Army officers and men who served in the Dutch colonial army, as well as years of patient research in Dutch, Japanese, British, Indonesian and US archives, David Jenkins brings vividly to life the story of how a socially reticent but exceptionally determined young man from rural Java began his rise to power—an ascent which would be capped by thirty years (1968–98) as President of Indonesia, the fourth most populous nation on earth. Soeharto was one of Asia’s most brutal, most durable, most avaricious and most successful dictators. In the course of examining those aspects of his character, this book provides an accessible, highly readable introduction to the complex, but dramatic and utterly absorbing, social, political, religious, economic and military factors that have shaped, and which continue to shape, Indonesia.
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Routledge Handbook on Islam in Asia

Routledge Handbook on Islam in Asia

Twilight of the Saints : Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine . ... Bandit Saints of Java : How Java's Eccentric Saints Are Challenging Fundamentalist Islam SACRED SPACES AND THE MAKING OF SUFISM IN SRI LANKA.

Author: Chiara Formichi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000457353

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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The Routledge Handbook on Islam in Asia offers both new and established scholarship on Muslim societies and religious practices across Asia, from a variety of interdisciplinary angles, with chapters covering South, Central, East and Southeast Asia, as well as Africa–Asia connections. Presenting work grounded in archival, literary, and ethnographic inquiry, contributors to this handbook lend their expertise to paint a picture of Islam as deeply connected to and influenced by Asia, often by-passing or reversing relationships of power and authority that have placed ‘Arab’ Islam in a hierarchically superior position vis-à-vis Asia. This handbook is structured in four parts, each representing an emergent area of inquiry: Frames Authority and authorizing practices Muslim spatialities Imaginations of piety Dislodging ingrained assumptions that Asia is at the periphery of Islam – and that Islam is at the periphery of Asia’s cultural matrix – this handbook sets an agenda against the ‘center-periphery’ dichotomy, as well as the syncretism paradigm that has dominated conversations on Islam in Asia. It thus demonstrates possibilities for new scholarly approaches to the study of Islam within the ‘Asian context.’ This ground-breaking handbook is a valuable resource to students and scholars of Asian studies, religious studies, and cultural studies more broadly.
Categories: Social Science

Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asia

Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asia

The veneration of saints in Islam is often connected with popular Sufism (Denny 1994, pp. ... The most well-known santri saints in Java are the Nine Saints [IX/alisongo]: Raden Patah, Sunan Ampel or Ngampel, Sunan Giri, Sunan Bonang, ...

Author: Tan Ta Sen

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812308375

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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Tan Ta Sen has modestly suggested that, as a book to illustrate the peaceful impact of culture contact, he is concerned to show how such cultural influences not only led to transmissions, conversions and transferences involving Inner Asian Muslims from China and Yunnan Muslims, Chams, Javanese, Malays, Arabs and Indians, but also enabled many Chinese in the Malay world to retain their non-Muslim cultural traits. In placing Cheng Ho's voyages in this context, the author offers a fresh perspective on a momentous set of events in Chinese maritime history. Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore. Tan Ta Sen's book on Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asia is not the first one on the subject, but it is the first book that puts Cheng Ho's voyages in the larger context of "culture contact" in China and beyond. He has garnered numerous sources, from published documents to architectural sites and buildings, to support his arguments. He has done much more than previous scholars writing on this subject. - Professor Leo Suryadinata, Chinese Heritage Centre (Singapore). This long-awaited book is welcomed by the academic community ... Tan Ta Sen has used historical facts to strengthen the argument on the existence of the "Third Wave," i.e. "the Chinese Wave," in the spread of Islam in the Southeast Asian region. Until now, we only know two major waves, i.e. the India-Gujarat Wave and the Middle East Wave through the development of trade relations. - Professor A. Dahana, University of Indonesia (Jakarta).
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Muslim Women s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond

Muslim Women   s Pilgrimage to Mecca and Beyond

Bandit Saints of Java. Burrough on the Hill/Leicestershire: Monsoon. ———. 2008. 'Throwing Money at the Holy Door: Commercial Aspects of Popular Pilgrimage in Java.' In Expressing Islam: Religious Life and Politics in Indonesia, ...

Author: Marjo Buitelaar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000287141

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This book investigates female Muslims pilgrimage practices and how these relate to women’s mobility, social relations, identities, and the power structures that shape women’s lives. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and regional expertise, it offers in-depth investigation of the gendered dimensions of Muslim pilgrimage and the life-worlds of female pilgrims. With a variety of case studies, the contributors explore the experiences of female pilgrims to Mecca and other pilgrimage sites, and how these are embedded in historical and current contexts of globalisation and transnational mobility. This volume will be relevant to a broad audience of researchers across pilgrimage, gender, religious, and Islamic studies.
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Nine Saints of Java

Nine Saints of Java

Author: Douwe Adolf Rinkes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041122139

Category: Islam

Page: 268

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Asian Perspectives on the World s Religions after September 11

Asian Perspectives on the World s Religions after September 11

Javanese mythology credits the spreading of the religion of Islam to the walis sembilan or the nine saints of Java, principally Sunan Kalijaga, to whom is also ascribed the authorship of a large number of books, including the Rāmāyan.a.

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313378973

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This book offers a unique perspective on September 11 and our world after this tragic event, sharing lessons from an Asian religious experience that can help heal a world troubled by religious conflicts and deepening divisions, and promote a positive global transformation.
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Bandits

Bandits

Both flourished together, but the saints were greater. The great bandit Lampião, in one of the innumerable ballads which celebrate his exploits, Swore to be avenged on all Saying in this world I'll respect Father Cicero and no one ...

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297865315

Category: History

Page: 240

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A trailblazing study of the social bandit or rebel BANDITS is a study of the social bandit or bandit-rebel - robbers and outlaws who are not regarded by public opinion as simple criminals, but rather as champions of social justice, as avengers or as primitive resistance fighters. Whether Balkan haiduks, Indian dacoits or Brazilian congaceiros, their spectacular exploits have been celebrated and preserved in story and myth. Some are only know to their fellow countrymen; others such as Rob Roy, Robin Hood and Jesse James are famous throughout the world. First published in 1969, BANDITS inspired a new field of historical study: bandit history.
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Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java

But before all that Gillespie had to make the same eastward journey from the Caribbean to Java that had formed the thread of ... aplottomurder Gillespie for his baggage – a plot whichhe averted by curing the head bandit's stomachache.

Author: Tim Hannigan

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9789814358866

Category: History

Page: 340

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On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative history-cum-biography explores the bloody battles and furious controversies that marked British rule in Java, and reveals the future founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles – long celebrated as a hero, a liberal and a visionary – in a shocking new light, showing how he crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions. The book features the dramatic Battle of Batavia, the sinister British expedition to Palembang, the 1812 sacking and looting of Yogyakarta, and various fights between soldiers and civilians, buffaloes and tigers, and Englishmen and Javanese.
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State and Statecraft in Old Java

State and Statecraft in Old Java

Such a policy was based on one of the basic principles of administration in Java: choose ocials with regional ... if only temporarily, the masters in areas where the king's authority was ineective. e bandits' pillage or looting might be ...

Author: Soemarsaid Moertono

Publisher: Equinox Publishing

ISBN: 9786028397438

Category: History

Page: 184

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Revision of the the author's thesis (M.A.)--Cornell University, 1964.
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The Emergence Of Modern Southeast Asia

The Emergence Of Modern Southeast Asia

Javanese stories told of kings and saints who had begun their careers as bandits . Sometimes bandit leaders in Java were even converted into village headmen , in recognition of the local influence they already enjoyed .

Author: Norman G. Owen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824828410

Category: History

Page: 541

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The modern states of Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, and East Timor were once a tapestry of kingdoms, colonies, and smaller polities linked by sporadic trade and occasional war. By the end of the nineteenth century, however, the United States and several European powers had come to control almost the entire region - only to depart dramatically in the decades following World War II. perspective on this complex region. Although it does not neglect nation-building (the central theme of its popular and long-lived predecessor, In Search of Southeast Asia), the present work focuses on economic and social history, gender, and ecology. It describes the long-term impact of global forces on the region and traces the spread and interplay of capitalism, nationalism, and socialism. It acknowledges that modernization has produced substantial gains in such areas as life expectancy and education but has also spread dislocation and misery. Organizationally, the book shifts between thematic chapters that describe social, economic, and cultural change, and country chapters emphasizing developments within specific areas. will establish a new standard for the history of this dynamic and radically transformed region of the world.
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Javascotia

Javascotia

'These professional care-givers are saints. They takecare ofeverything. ... Thebarman at Twa' Corbies began his shutdown routine, turning off thetelly and the armless bandit, wiping tables. 'After aday or two,' Iwent on, ...

Author: Benjamin Obler

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141889658

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Melvin Podgorski is young, naïve, American - and a coffee fanatic. It's this passion that leads him from his native Chicago to 1990s Glasgow to scout out the prospects for a US coffee franchise. Looking for an escape from his suffocatingly suburban parents and the tangled wreckage of a divorce, he finds himself floundering in an alien land of Glaswegian dialect and radical student politics. As he becomes increasingly entangled with one particularly charming local and her militant ex-boyfriend, his efforts to keep the past and the present separate are put to the test, and soon his old life in Chicago and his recently found freedom in Glasgow are set for an emotional and catastrophic collision . . . Imbued with dark, mournful notes, dashes of warm humour and the bittersweet tang of learning the hard way, Javascotia combines a feel-good flavour with a deep substance.
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Islam in Java

Islam in Java

In Java there is an extensive literature on the lives of local saints that illustrates both the theological orientation ... He is portrayed variously as a bandit , a defender of the sharīʻah , a Sufi , and the teacher , mystical guide ...

Author: Mark R. Woodward

Publisher: Assn for Asian Studies Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055881687

Category: Religion

Page: 311

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Excursions in World Music Seventh Edition

Excursions in World Music  Seventh Edition

Suddenly Kanjeng Sunan Kalijaga appeared; one of the nine saints legend credits with introducing Islam into Java, he was a noble Hindu by birth, who first became a notorious bandit and then converted to Islam after a lengthy period of ...

Author: Bruno Nettl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317213741

Category: Music

Page: 540

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Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to world music, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of and, because of, this very diversity. The new seventh edition introduces five brand new chapters, including chapters by three new contributors on the Middle East, South Asia, and Korea, as well as a new chapter on Latin America along with a new introduction written by Timothy Rommen. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Excursions in World Music remains a favorite among ethnomusicologists who want students to explore the in-depth knowledge and scholarship that animates regional studies of world music. A companion website is available at no additional charge. For instructors, there is a new test bank and instructor's manual. Numerous student resources are posted, including streamed audio tracks for most of the listening guides, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and an interactive map with pinpoints of interest and activities. An ancillary package of a 3-CD set of audio tracks is available for separate purchase. PURCHASING OPTIONS Paperback: 9781138101463 Hardback: 9781138688568 eBook and mp3 file: 9781315619378* Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666443 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666436 Audio CD: 9781138688032 *See VitalSource for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)
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Excursions in World Music

Excursions in World Music

Suddenly Kanjeng Sunan Kalijaga appeared; one of the nine saints legend credits with introducing Islam into Java, he was a noble Hindu by birth, who first became a notorious bandit and then converted to Islam after a lengthy period of ...

Author: Bruno Nettl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350309

Category: Music

Page: 464

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Explore the relationship between music and society around the world This comprehensive introductory text creates a panoramic experience for beginner students by exposing them to the many musical cultures around the globe. Each chapter opens with a musical encounter in which the author introduces a key musical culture. Through these experiences, students are introduced to key musical styles, musical instruments, and performance practices. Students are taught how to actively listen to key musical examples through detailed listening guides. The role of music in society is emphasized through chapters that focus on key world cultural groups.
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Transnational Migration and Work in Asia

Transnational Migration and Work in Asia

In such cases the differences between roaming aristocrats and marauding bandits are of degree rather than kind. Many of these wandering princes also became identified with the later Bugis mercenaries that moved throughout Java, ...

Author: Kevin Hewison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134204090

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Focusing on the issues associated with migrating for work both in and from the Asian region, this book sheds light on the debate over migration and trafficking. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the book sets labour migration firmly within the context of globalization, providing a focused, contemporary discussion of what is undoubtedly a major twenty-first century concern. Transnational Migration and Work in Asia analyzes workers motivations and rationalities, highlighting the similarities of migration experiences throughout Asia. Presenting in-depth case studies of the real-life experiences and problems faced by migrant workers, the book discusses migrants’ relations with the state and their vulnerability to exploitation, as well as the major policy issues now facing governments, employers, NGOs and international agencies.
Categories: Political Science

The Saints of Vraja

The Saints of Vraja

Hira'singha was a bandit turned rebel . He came to Vraja for looting and plundering the Vrajavasis . I threatened to attack him with my army , but promised to give him shelter if he did not do any harm to Vrajavasis .

Author: O. B. L. Kapoor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052619387

Category: Chaitanya (Sect)

Page: 460

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Collective biography of followers of Chaitanya (Sect) of Vrindāvan, India.
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Billboard

Billboard

"The Bandit." "Wabash Blues," "Three Hearts in a Tangle." "Nevada," "Revenge,' 7 more. LPM/LSP-2987 Twelve of his ... "Sugar Lips," "Cotton Candy," "Java," "I Love Paris." "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Holiday for Trumpet.

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
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ENCYCLOPEDIA INTERNATIONAL

ENCYCLOPEDIA INTERNATIONAL

106° 114° F JAVA SCALE OF MILES =— i -w /- _ j i 100 150 KILOMETRES 0 50 100 150 C Long Eut of 1 Id-Greenwich D O C S. ... In parts of West Java rebel-bandit activity continued throughout the 1950's under the banner of the extremist ...

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