Bali and Hinduism in Indonesia: The Institutionalization of a Minority Religion (Kyoto Area Studies on Asia) (Hardcover)

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Why is Bali the only Hindu island in Muslim Indonesia? Although Indonesia is overwhelmingly Muslim, 90 percent of the population in Bali is Hindu. In the title of Bali and Hinduism in Indonesia, a comprehensive study of Hindu society and culture in Indonesia, Yasuyuki Nagafuchi examines Bali since the colonial era and details the development and institutionalization of Hinduism as an official religion. By analyzing how Hinduism continues to respond to changes in Bali and throughout Indonesia, this book explores the relationship between religion and the state, and traces the history of Parisada Hindu Dharma, Indonesia’s most representative Hindu organization. From its founding to its rupture at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the author provides a complete history of Parisada and examines the conflict and contradictions between a religion based on Balinese rituals and ceremonies and Hinduism as a global religion. In doing so, this book identifies the unique characteristics of Hinduism in Indonesia today.

About the Author


Yasuyuki Nagafuchi is Emeritus Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781925608342
ISBN-10: 1925608344
Publisher: Trans Pacific Press
Publication Date: June 13th, 2022
Pages: 308
Language: English
Series: Kyoto Area Studies on Asia