A Short History of Bali - Indonesia's Hindu Realm

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A Short History of Bali - Indonesia's Hindu Realm
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    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    April 1, 2004
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                      Covering the history of Bali from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri, this examination highlights the ethnic dynamics of the island and its place in modern Indonesia. Included is an analysis of the arrival of Indian culture, early European contact, and the complex legacies of Dutch control. Also explored are the island's contemporary economic progress and the environmental problems generated by population growth and massive tourist development.


                      Robert Pringle, former U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, provides a fair and balanced overview of the social and political history of Bali. Mention Bali and most people think Paradise. While the island's beauty, unique culture, and friendliness cannot be denied, neither can its history...slavery up until the late 1800's, mass suicides in the face of Dutch invasions, the fratricide of the 1960's which resulted in the killing of 1000's - still a taboo subject among the Balinese. This is a short and easy read for anyone interested in the real Bali. https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/1865088633/ref=acr_dp_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=five_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar