The following stories talk about the subject ‘Culture’.
The Ulema Council, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), says female circumcision is necessary for Muslims.
An overview of the tolerance situation in Indonesia today.
As globalization advances strange and interesting mixes of cultures, East and West, are produced.
Some interesting works on Mohamed Suharto, or Soeharto, former president of Indonesia including some works of biography.
The music and instruments of Indonesian Gamelan.
In a country where literature struggles to find much of a place in the life of the people Pramoedya Ananta Toer stands out. He died today at his home in Jakarta, 9.00 am, Sunday 30th April 2006.
A good article in Tempo magazine appeared recently on the matter of the anti-pornography and indecency bill that framed the question in terms of a conflict between Arab cultural imperialism (Islam) and native Indonesian culture.
A roundup of some of the current opinions regarding the proposed new law against indecency and pornography.
The contradictions at the heart of the make up of the Indonesian nation are on display in a somewhat comical way presently in the attempts by Islamist lawmakers in Jakarta to enact a new, draconian law against pornography (pornografi) and supposed public indecency (pornoaksi).
The Arab-Muslim culture that has been brought to Indonesia is doomed.
The Asmat culture of Papua, or Irian Jaya, their rituals, dress, and handicrafts holds some interest. Their woodcarving designs in particular are renowned throughout the world.