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Questioning the relevance of nat'l awakening today

  • Ariel Heryanto

Victoria, Australia | Wed, May 21 2008 | 10:44 am

PREMIUM On Tuesday, Indonesia celebrated the 100th anniversary of its "national awakening", commemorating the founding of Boedi Oetomo in 1908. This is officially considered to be the first modern "Indonesian" organization, but this is also highly contentious. No writing in Indonesian has challenged this myth as strongly as Pramoedya Ananta Toer's highly celebrated semi-histo...