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Author Kahin, Audrey

Title Islam, nationalism and democracy : a political biography of Mohammad Natsir / Audrey R. Kahin
Published Singapore : NUS Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (1 online resource (xii, 235 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Childhood, education and influence from his Minangkabau homeland -- Nationalist and religious involvement, 1929-42 -- Entering the political arena, 1942-50 -- Leading the government, 1950-51 -- From loyal opposition to rebellion, 1951-57 -- In the jungle, 1958-61 -- Surrender and imprisonment, 1961-67 -- Return to the Jakarta political scene -- The closing years -- Epilogue
Summary As Indonesia's leading Muslim politician in the second half of the 20th century, Mohammad atsir (1980-1993) went from heading the country's first post-independence government and largest Islamic political party to spending years in rebellion and in jail under the Soekarno regime. After initially welcoming Soekarno's overthrow in 1965, he became one of the most outspoken critics of the successor Suharto government's increasingly autocratic rule. Natsir's copious writings stretch from his student days in the late colonial period, when his debates with Soekarno over the character of Indonesian nationalism first attracted public attention, to the years immediately preceding his death when his trenchant criticisms brought him the enmity of the Suharto regime. They reveal a man struggling to harmonize his deep Islamic faith with his equally firm belief in national independence and democracy. Drawing from a wide range of materials, including these writings and extensive interviews with the subject, this political biography of Natsir places the important Muslim politician and thinker in the context of a critical period of Indonesia's history, and describes his vision of how a newly independent country could embrace religion without sacrificing its democratic values
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Natsir, M., 1908-1993.
Natsir, M., 1908-1993.
Islam and state -- Indonesia.
Islam and politics -- Indonesia.
Muslim scholars -- Indonesia -- Biography
Politicians -- Indonesia -- Biography
Ex-prime ministers -- Indonesia -- Biography
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
Ex-prime ministers.
Islam and politics.
Islam and state.
Muslim scholars.
Politics and government.
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
East Asia.
Indonesia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012330177
ISBN 9789971696245