Author: V Ravi KumarPublisher: Suruchi PrakashanYear: 2014Language: EnglishPages: 80ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381500477
This is the astonishing and inspiring story of millions of Muslims returning to their ancestral faith of Hinduism. A country with the largest Muslims population of the world, Indonesia where majority of the Indonesian Hindus are located in Bali Island, Java, Sumatra, Lombok, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Hinduism in Indonesia is conspicuously different from India as they never apply the Indian caste system rigidly. The Balinese caste system is a system social organization similar to and yet different from the Indian caste system. In recent years, the resurgence of Hinduism in Indonesia is occurring in all parts of the country. Inspirations from Hindu Majapahit Empire, influence of Ramayana, Mahabharat, and Sanskrit are few reasons for resurgence among Muslims. The author has presented this book in a meticulous way for all the readers.
ContentsIncreasing Anti Hindu Terrorism in IndonesiaHinduism in South East Asia - Great AncestryPioneering Work in South East AsiaHinduism in Indonesia (Non-Indian Hindus)Roma or Gypsies - the lost children of Mother IndiaAntiquity of Indonesian HindusReligious Beliefs & Caste SystemJamu or Indonesian AyurvedaHindu Resurgence in IndonesiaSimilarities with Indigenous Belief SystemsHindu Resurgence among Muslims of JavaFour Reasons for Hindu Resurgence among Muslims of IndonesiaHinduism in other Parts of IndonesiaGlorious Hinduism in Bali IslandGaruda Vishnu StatueNo Rigid Caste SystemShudras to the fore in Pura BesakiVery Low Crime RateBali Hindu CultureBali Rituals - Panca YadnyaBali, the Island of ParadiseHindu Festivals of Bali Indian Hindus in IndonesiaBali Bombing and Threats to HinduismAPPENDIX - I List of Sanskrit and Tamil Words in Bahasa Indonesia APPENDIX - II Bali Temple in Hamburg, Germany Part - II HINDUISM IN SOUTH EAST ASIA Hindu History of Cambodia (Funan / Kampuchia / Kamboj)Hindu History of IndonesiaHindu Kingdoms in Malaysia and Singapore Bujang Valley (Malaysia)Hindu History of ThailandHindu History of VietnamHinduism in Laos Hinduism in Philippines Hinduism in Singapore Hinduism in Myanmar or ancient Burma Conclusion