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Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects

  ISBN : 9789747534115
  WL Order Code :  E22232
  Price :  US$22.00
  Bangkok 2001,
  231 pp., 10 pp. illus. in col., 4 maps, 150 x 210 mm pbk. Weight  0.350 kg
  Hagerdal, Hans; Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects
: Lombok and Bali in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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This research volume discusses a fascinating historical episode, the establishing of Balinese Hindu rule over the predominantly Muslim population of Lombok, concentrating on the years 1700-1748. Materials covering this period are re-examined and further interesting information provided as to what happened at the time, seen in a regional context, including ethnic and religious relationships, besides the cultural basis for legitimacy of leadership. The broader aspect of how a Hindu minority was able to rule a Muslim majority is of special interest, also in respect to its outcome. Deteriorating ethnic relationships in one part of the island led to a rebellion in 1891, thus paving the way for Dutch colonial conquest in 1894: the disruption caused by the arrival of the Dutch East Indian Company in an area in the late 1600s having played a role in setting the stage for the events here described. Another example of Hindu rulers governing a mainly Muslim population can be found in Kashmir.

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