Podcast about new book on the Indonesian Independence War

Researcher Anne van Mourik talks with historians Abdul Wahid, Yulianti and Roel Frakking about their  book Revolutionary worlds: Local perspectives and dynamics during the Indonesian independence war, 1945-1949 in the NIOD Rewind Podcast on War & Violence.

The book was one of the two new books on the Indonesian independence war which were presented on Thursday 2 February in Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden. Compiled and written by Indonesian and Dutch historians, the book is one of the results of the research program Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950.

With the book, Indonesian and Dutch researchers bring together two historiographical traditions to shed light on the complexities of the revolutionary war. What did this collaborative project yield? And what does it mean that the book’s primary focus lies with the period between 1945 and 1950? What stories emerge when the consequences of the revolution for different communities locally are centered?

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