‘Perang topat’ reflects Islam-Hindu tolerance in West Lombok
The Jakarta Post
While war is normally identical with hatred, blood and death, perang topat (or rice cake throwing) in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), is a ritual “war” that symbolizes brotherhood and tolerance between Muslims and Hindus.
The ‘bullet’: Women carry the topat before the cakes are distributedto residents. A procession of topat (or rice cakes) takes place before thebeginning of peran...