Schools and Politics: The Kaum Muda Movement in West Sumatra 1927-1933

Schools and Politics: The Kaum Muda Movement in West Sumatra 1927-1933

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Islam is a powerful force in Indonesian culture and politics and was especially so from the years 1927-1933 when the Kaum Muda ulama (Islamic modernist scholars) dominated Minangkabau social and political movements. Their activities, primarily in the realm of religion and education, had a great impact on Minangkabau society as a whole. This fascinating study explores the activities of the second generation of modernist scholars, the students of the Kaum Muda ulama, and their relationship to the Dutch colonizers, their surrounding environment, and their society. The author focuses especially upon that intersection between education, politics, and religion that was prominent until 1933 when the Dutch arrested several important leaders of the movement and dealt a blow to political activity.