Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below by Michael Francis Laffan

By Michael Francis Laffan

Drawing on formerly unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by means of colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award profitable writer Laffan contrasts the latter event with lifestyles in Cairo, the place a few Southeast Asians have been attracted to either reformism and nationalism. After demonstrating the shut linkage among Cairene ideology and Indonesian nationalism, Laffan exhibits how advancements within the heart East endured to play a task in shaping Islamic politics in colonial Indonesia.

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