A literary mirror : Balinese reflections on modernity and by I Nyoman Darma Putra

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By I Nyoman Darma Putra

A Literary mirror is the 1st English-language paintings to comprehensively examine Indonesian-language literature from Bali from a literary and cultural perspective. It covers the interval from 1920 to 2000. this can be a very wealthy box for learn into the methods Balinese view their tradition and the way they reply to exterior cultural forces. This paintings enhances the massive variety of current experiences of Bali and its background, anthropology, conventional literature, and the appearing arts. A Literary Mirror is a useful source for these gaining knowledge of twentieth-century Balinese authors who wrote in Indonesian. formerly, such writers have acquired little or no awareness within the current literature. An appendix offers brief biographical information of many major writers and lists their paintings. complete textual content (Open entry)

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Djatajoe was a monthly magazine published by Bali Darma Laksana (Righteous action in Bali), an organization of Balinese intellectuals based in Singaraja, founded in 1932. In common with HUDVO in the 1920s, its founders were Balinese students who had continued their studies at a Dutch school in Malang, East Java. In 1936, two other educational and cultural organizations, Bali Eka Laksana (United Action for Bali) and Balische Studie Fonds (Bali Scholarship), both based in Singaraja, merged with Bali Darma Laksana (Djelantik 1997:70; Vickers 2000:95).

I am unable to work out what the abbreviation HUDVO stands for. Articles about the activities of this organization published by Surya Kanta and Bali Adnjana do not provide any information about the meaning of HUDVO. 4 As the first part of the island to experience Dutch colonization, Singaraja was the most cosmopolitan town in Bali and had a sizeable multi-ethnic element of Chinese, Arabs, Javanese, Madurese, Europeans and other groups, see Caldwell 1985:57. 3 36 A literary mirror The performance included stambul, martial arts, gymnastics and music.

The main goal of Bali Darma Laksana was to develop Balinese culture and provide basic education to the Balinese people (Agung 1983:70). 38 A literary mirror Membership of Bali Darma Laksana included people from all four castes, a symbol of reconciliation between the lower and upper-caste intellectuals who had divided their support between Surya Kanta and Bali Adnjana in the mid-1920s. 7 Although it had branches in places outside Bali, Bali Darma Laksana remained an organization committed to local concerns.

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