A Quest for Justice: The Millenary Aspirations of a Contemporary Javanese Wali

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KITLV Press, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 229 pages
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This book is a remarkable study of a contemporary Javanese millenarian community based on a careful and nuanced exposition of the ideas of this community and its leader, Embah Wali, who looked to the coming of the Just King (Ratu Adil) in the person of the Sultan of Yogya. In the Blitar region (East Java), where the community is centred, Embah Wali and his followers created a world in which wayang functioned as the basis for an interpretation of living and being in the world.

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Dr Suwandi (1940) studied anthropology first at the University of Indonesia and then at Australian National University, Canberra where he obtained both his MA and PhD.