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Beyond borders : Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution, 1939 to 1950 / Heather Goodall
Bib ID 8035054
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Goodall, Heather, author
 
Description Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019] 
©2019 
383 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9789462981454 (hardback)
9462981450 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9789048531103 (e-isbn) (pdf)
Series

Asian history ; 7.

Summary

Beyond Borders: Indians, Australians and the Indonesian Revolution, 1939 to 1950' rediscovers an intense internationalism - and charts its loss - in the Indonesian Revolution. Momentous far beyond Indonesia itself, and not just for elites, generals, or diplomats, the Indonesian anti-colonial struggle from 1945 to 1949 also became a powerful symbol of hope at the most grassroots levels in India and Australia. As the news flashed across crumbling colonial borders by cable, radio, and photograph, ordinary men and women became caught up in in the struggle. Whether seamen, soldiers, journalists, activists, and merchants, Indonesian independence inspired all of them to challenge colonialism and racism. And the outcomes were made into myths in each country through films, memoirs, and civic commemorations. But as heroes were remembered, or invented, this 1940s internationalism was buried behind the hardening borders of new nations and hostile Cold War blocs, only to reemerge as the basis for the globalisation of later years.

Full contents
  • Part. I. Seeing the region: 1. Everybody's revolution
  • 2. Connections and mobility
  • Part II. An Asian war: 3. Dangerous oceans: merchant seamen and war
  • 4. Home and away: invaded or under Arms
  • 5. Sharing the home front: wartime Australia as transnational space
  • Part III. The boycott of Dutch shipping: 6.Boycotting colonialism: supporting Indonesian Independence in Australia
  • 7. eeing the boycott in the Australian press
  • 8. ndian perspectives: the boycott as anticolonialism
  • Part IV. Fighting tow empires: 9. 'Surabaya Burns': assault on a republican city
  • Indian troops arrive in Indonesia - P.R.S. Mani
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-375) and index.

Subjects Anti-imperialist movements -- Indonesia.  |  Anti-imperialist movements -- India.  |  Anti-imperialist movements -- Australia.  |  Anti-racism -- Indonesia.  |  Anti-racism -- India.  |  Anti-racism -- Australia.  |  Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945-  |  Indonesia -- History -- Revolution, 1945-1949.  |  Australian

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