August 2022

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Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

Banished Indonesians: Experiences of Colonial Exile in Sri Lanka

Ronit Ricci (Hebrew University of Jerusalem; ANU)

Sri Lanka was a site of banishment throughout the 18th century for members of royal families, convicts, servants and others sent there from across the Indonesian archipelago. This talk considers if and how earlier religious and literary traditions of banishment tied to the island - those of Adam’s fall from paradise to Sarandib and Sinta’s abduction to Lanka – played a role in the lives of the early exiles and their descendants.

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Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Project | ACDE Seminar

Transformations of youth resistance: underground music scene and Islamic politics

Hikmawan Saefullah (Lecturer, Padjadjaran University)

This seminar examines the ideological and organisational shift of some underground music scene participants from secular, progressive, and leftist politics towards Islamic conservatism and right-wing Islamism in post-authoritarian Indonesia.

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