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A HISTORY OF MODERN INDONESIA (Second Edition)
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$28.50

Since the Bali Bombings of 2002 and the rise of political Islam, Indonesia has frequently occupied media headlines. Adrian Vicker's book, first published in 2005, traces the history of an island country, comprising of some 240 million people, from the colonial period through revolution and independence to the present. Framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, the book journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realize its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.


INDONESIAN SLANG Colloquial Indonesian at Work
by Christopher Torchia and Lely Djuhari
Price: US$14.95

Indonesian Slang is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms. Designed to be both educational and easy to read, the chapters hit on various linguistic themes, among them characters, animals, food, slang, family affairs and politics. Entries include the expression in Bahasa Indonesia, a translation, an equivalent expression in English, and an explanation if necessary. A handy book for the casual traveler to Indonesia.


INDONESIAN IN A FLASH KIT Vol 1
by Zane Goebel, Junaeni Goebel, Soe Tjen Marching
Price: US$24.95

Before heading out to Indonesia, practicing with these flashcards will give a boost to your language skills. Each card features one Indonesian headword and includes numerous derivatives as well as other words of similar or opposite meaning. Indonesian vocabulary items are listed on one side of each card and English equivalents on the other. Sample sentences in Indonesian and English show the correct usage of each headword. An accompanying reference booklet provides important notes on Indonesian grammar and usage.


WELCOME TO INDONESIAN A Beginner's Survey of the Language
by Stuart Robson
Price: US$12.95

This concise and brilliant book offers demystifying overviews of one of Asia's most popular languages. Through an innovative approach, readers will get acquainted with the language by learning the basic sounds and beyond, putting the words together, establishing context, putting words and ideas into writing, and some final "rounding off" concepts.


INDONESIAN REFERENCE GRAMMAR (Revised and Updated)
James Neil Sneddon, Alexander Adelaar, Dwi Noverini Djenar and Michael C. Ewing
Price: US$55.00

This reference grammar has established a reputation as a highly regarded learning tool for Indonesian language students around the world. Designed for teachers and students with no background in linguistics, it offers a comprehensive description of the structure of the Indonesian language, written in a clear, non-technical manner. Extensive cross-referencing, a comprehensive index and an extensive glossary defining common grammatical terms. This updated edition includes new material on orthography and pronunciation.


INDONESIAN As You Need It
Phrase Book and Audio CD
by R. Russell-Brown
Price: US$35.00

This phrasebook/cd pack uses simple, polite language easily understood by all levels of Indonesian society. There are segments on everyday expressions, numbers, time, travel, accommodation, eating out, communications (including the Internet), medical problems and shopping etc. There is a short section on the importance of word order and other useful grammatical explanations. Written by a teacher and the CD is recorded by native speakers of Indonesian.


BASIC INDONESIAN : An Introductory Coursebook
by Stuart Robson and Yacinta Kurniasih
Price: US$25.00

Basic Indonesian is designed to provide rapid mastery of modern Indonesian, which is spoken by more than 240 million people. Divided in 28 graded lessons and in the manga cartoon style, the book provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce the learning. Very clear grammar and usage notes and extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural behavior in the world's largest Islamic society. An audio CD of the stories and dialogues is included.


EINDONESIAN FOR KIDS FLASH CARDS (includes audio cd)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: US$19.99

Volcanoes, rhinoceroses and 3-wheeled bikes - Welcome to an Indonesian learning adventure especially for kids. Encourage a child to learn with this fun set of 64 flash cards that get children talking about Family, Numbers, Colours, Animals and more. These everyday words and sentences help children build their vocabulary in a natural, age appropriate way. Linda Hibbs has taught Indonesian for over two decades at the secondary school and university levels and she holds degrees in Indonesian language and ethnomusicology.


INDONESIAN IDIOMS AND EXPRESSIONS
Colloquial Indonesian at Work
by Christopher Torchia
Price: US$19.95

Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is a collection of Indonesian slang, expressions, proverbs, quotations and acronyms. This book is an informal compendium and offers a commentary on the origins of these Indonesian Expressions as well as insights into Indonesian culture, customs and history.


TUTTLE CONCISE INDONESIAN DICTIONARY
Indonesian/English and English/Indonesian
by A. L. N. Kramer, Willie Koen and Katherine Davidsen
Price: US$18.95

The Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary is a very compact and easy-to-use Indonesian dictionary. It is currently the most up-to-date Indonesian Dictionary containing over 20,000 entries.


TUTTLE POCKET INDONESIAN DICTIONARY
Indonesian/English and English/Indonesian
by Katherine Davidsen
Price: US$14.95

A very portable and lightweight volume that comprises of Indonesian to English and English to Indonesian entries that is designed for travellers to Indonesia. A very helpful and user-friendly Indonesian Dictionary.


TALK NOW! Learn Indonesian. Essential Words and Phrases for Absolute Beginners
(CD Rom)
Price: US$45.00

Talk Now! is the world's best selling language learning CD Rom series for beginners, used by more than three million people. Ideal for travellers, tourists, business people, school children, students and families. There are nine topics, first words, food colours, phrases and parts of the body, numbers, time, shopping and countries. Complete with games and puzzles to keep you amused whilst you learn! System Requirements: Windows 95 or better/Mac OS 9 or OS X, Colour Display, Sound Card, CD Rom or DVD Rom Drive, Microphone (recommended).


UNDERSTANDING INDONESIAN GRAMMAR
by James Neil Sneddon
A student's reference and workbook
Price: US$35.00

Understanding Indonesian Grammar is a combined workbook and reference book with clear practical exercises that can be used with any Indonesian Language Course. It is suited to both teachers and students and each unit can be studied independently. James Neil Sneddon PhD is an Associate Professor in the school of languages in Griffith University and is also the author of Indonesian Reference Grammar.


THE LEARNER'S DICTIONARY OF TODAY'S INDONESIAN
by George Quinn
Price: US$40.00

The Indonesian Reference Grammar provides a very comprehensive description of the structure of the indonesian Language. It is written in a non-technical mannner and is easily accessible to students who have no linguistic background as well as teachers of language. It has extensive cross-referencing and a comprehensive index. James Neil Sneddon PhD is also the author of Understanding Indonesian Grammar.


EVERYDAY INDONESIAN
by Thomas G.Oey
Price: US$15.00

Teach yourself this fascinating language in a short time. A very comprehensive examination of the Indonesian Language today and it includes a 2000 word dictionary.


PRACTICAL INDONESIAN
by John Barker.
Price: US$3.95

A pocket-sized book that acts as a good communication guide aimed at travelers and tourists. It includes a handy glossary.


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POCKET INDONESIAN DICTIONARY
Indonesian-English and English-Indonesian
by Zane Goebel and Juaeni Goebel
Price: US$6.95

A The ideal dictionary for beginning students and travelers: contains general vocabulary appropriate to beginning and lower intermediate students, and covers all the words needed for the everyday situations encountered by travellers. Bi-directional, to and from English, presenting the 3,000 most commonly used words in each language. Both romanized forms and the authentic script are given. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the words correctly. Different senses of the same word are clearly distinguished by explanatory notes. With no confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology; clear layout and readable type. Handy slim size to fit the pocket or purse; bargain price.


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TUTTLE'S CONCISE INDONESIAN DICTIONARY
by A.L.N. Kramer, Sr. and Willie Koen.
Price: US$18.95

Containing 18,000 entries and a very modern reference book.


LONELY PLANET INDONESIAN PHRASE BOOK
by Patrick Witton
4th Edition
Price: US$7.99

Widely accepted by travelers as one of the best phrase books on the market. This pocket sized guide includes color tables for quick reference, easy-to-follow pronunciation keys and two-way dictionaries.


AN ENGLISH-INDONESIAN DICTIONARY
by John M. Echols and Hassan Shadily
Price: US$15.00

A very popular dictionary widely used in Schools and University world wide.


AN INDONESIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY
by John M. Echols and Hassan Shadily
Price: US$15.00

A very popular dictionary widely used in Schools and University world wide.


English - Indonesian Dictionary
Disney
Price: US$14.00

This dictionary is an excellent tool to help young people learn the Indonesian Language. Complete with examples, entertaining pictures and accessible format.


Indonesia - English Dictionary
Disney
Price: US$14.00

This dictionary has been published especially with the young people in mind. Complete with funny and interesting pictures of the Disney characters, it contains examples of sentence structure and grammar forms.


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LEARN BALINESE DVD
by www.BASAbali.org
Price: US$25.00

24 Conversational videos, punctuated with language exercises, grammatical explanations and electronic flashcards. Cultural notes serve as a resource to anthropological, historical and current topics about Bali and a series of modules teach the endangered Balinese script.


TUTTLE CONCISE BALINESE DICTIONARY
Balinese-Indonesian-English and English-Balinese-Indonesian
by I Gusti Made Sutjaja
Price: US$19.95

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.


EVERYDAY BALINESE - Your Guide To Speaking Balinese Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours
by I. Gusti Made Sutjaya
Price: US$16.95

Eveyday Balinese is targeted at anyone - foreign or local - who wishes to learn to speak colloquial Balinese. There are 23 lessons in the book, each one presenting a variety of topics and situations centering on the daily life of the Balinese. The front of the book contains a pronunciation guide, while the end has a section on greetings, ordinal numbers and a handy dictionary, with Balinese words arranged alphabetically, followed by their Indonesian and English equivalents.


TUTTLE BALINESE - ENGLISH DICTIONARY
by Norbert Shadeg

Price: US$49.95

An invaluable resource for the Balinese language. This Balinese-English dictionary provides a complete listing, with clear English translations and explanations of current terms used in modern Balinese. This dictionary has been compiled by Norbert Shadeg who spent over 60 years in Bali researching the Balinese language and Balinese Culture. He was curator of the Widya Wahana Library in Denpasar, Bali.


PRACTICAL BALINESE: PHRASEBOOK & DICTIONARY
by Gunter Spitzing

Price: US$3.95

At last a simple Balinese phrasebook that will make your stay in Bali just that little bit more interesting. Being able to converse with the people will enhance your Bali sojourn and give you that extra insight into this complex and beautiful society.


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VOLCANOES OF INDONESIA - Creators and Destroyers
Photographs: Carl-Bernd Kaehlig, Text: Andrew Wight and Chris Smith
Price: US$50.00

As part of the Ring of Fire, Indonesia is one of the most volcanic countries on earth. The archipelago is home to many dormant volcanoes as well as some of the most violent volcanoes on the planet. Photographer Carl-Bernd Kaehlig has climbed many of the monster mountains and learnt the myths and legends surrounding them. This book is a mesmerising collection of Kaehlig's best photographs, which are accompanied by informative captions and an introductory essay that gives the reader a sense of the importance of these mountains.


101 BUTTERFLIES of the Lowlands of the Oriental Region
by Meryl Wilson
Price: US$30.00

101 Butterflies of the lowlands of the oriental region is a wonderfully illustrated handbook/field manual about the life cycles of butterflies found in Indonesia's lowlands. Written by Meryl Wilson, an Australian non-scientist, it was 10 years in the making. This book is also illustrated by Meryl with faithfully rendered water colours of both the butterflies and the plants which attract them. This practical guide shows the egg, larvae, pupa and adult stages of each butterfly.


PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO BIRDS OF BALI, JAVA AND SUMATRA
by Tony Tilford and Alain Compost
2010 Edition
Price: US$12.00

The Indonesian islands of Bali, Java and Sumatra are home to a staggering array of birds. They are part of one of the world's biodiversity hot-spots and act as a magnet for birdwatchers from around the world. More than 250 species of migrant and resident birds - including many endemics, such as the spectacular Bali Myna - are featured in this concise and easy-use-guide. Each species is illustrated in full colour and with key information on identification, habitat and distribution. General advice on bird-watching, regional information, known birdwatching areas and a glossary.


A FIELD GUIDE TO THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF BALI
by J. Lindley McKay

Price: US$50.00

There is more to Bali than beaches and traditional dances. Perched between the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and the dry archipelago of eastern Indonesia, Bali has a diverse and prolific array of wildlife, including reptiles and amphibians. This beautifully presented, comprehensive guide has color photographs of every species, up-to-date information, keys to identification (in English and Bahasa Indonesia), and easy-to-use language throughout. It is designed for those with an interest in spectacular and elegant wildlife as much as those with a serious interest in herpetology.


ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT SHARKS AND RAYS OF INDONESIA
by White, Last, Stevens, Yearsley, Fahmi and Dharmadi

Price: US$50.00

A bilingual, full-color identification guide to the sharks and rays of Indonesia. This book is the result of a joint project between Indonesian and Australia and is an essential reference for all shark and ray scientists, fisheries officers, fishers, consumers and enthusiasts. It is user-friendly with a layout that contains information on identifying features, size, distribution, common names, habitat, biology and conservation status of about 140 species.


THE SACRED MONKEYS OF BALI
by Bruce P. Wheatley

Price: US$20.00

The Sacred Monkeys of Bali is a unique well-researched book about the long-tailed macaques of Bali and how the Balinese integrate these sacred monkeys into their worldview. The book extends beyond anthropology into conservation, ecology and tourism and is a wonderful illustration of how anthropologists can work with local people for the welfare of all.


HERPETOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF INDONESIA
by Das Indraneil

Price: US$20.50

The archipelago of Indo-Malaya, stretching from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, eastward to Timor, is the largest in the world (approx. 14,000 islands), and includes several political entities. Much of the land area and associated coastal water fall within the political boundaries of a single nation, Indonesia. This work is a comprehensive bibliography of the scientific papers, magazine and newspaper articles, books, book reviews, museum catalogues, bibliographies, chapters from books, and theses that contain references to any species of amphibians and reptiles in this region. Both terrestrial and aquatic taxa are included.


THE ECOLOGY OF JAVA AND BALI(OUT OF PRINT)
by Tony Whitten, Roehayat Emon Soeriaatmadja, Suraya A. Afiff

Price:US$25.00

This book has been compiled from nearly 3,000 Indonesian, English and Dutch sources as well as from original research, interviews and personal experience. Nowhere else in the Indonesian archipelago is there a greater concentration of development projects, the densest population, excellent human resources and the interest of many of the most powerful decision makers, than on the island of Java. Bali, is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world and is enjoyed by both domestic and foreign visitors. So the ecology of both these islands are of paramount interest to many.


BUTTERFLIES OF BALI
By Victor Mason and Illustrations by PINK
Price: US$75.00
Hard Cover Edition in Special Presentation Box

This full colour book provides a rare portrayal of Bali's rich and varied butterfly population. Superbly illustrated and accompanied by concise, informative descriptions of more than 80 species, it combines personal anecdote with snippets of Bali's history and depictions of its natural phenomena. In addition, it provides an insight into the mysteries of the traditional naming system. Author Victor Mason is a renowned ornithologist and he has written many books about the island that has been his home for the past 35 years. Balinese artist Pink has worked with Victor Mason over an extended period to capture and record Bali's butterflies. Drawing from real life specimens in meticulous detail and rich colours, Pink has provided a vibrant record of these beautiful creatures, in their actual size, depicted in their natural habitat.


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SUMARAH MEDITATION
by Laura Romano
Price: US$15.00

Sumarah is a philosophy of life and form of meditation that originally comes from Java. The practice is based on developing sensitivity and acceptance through deep relaxation of body, feelings and mind. In her book, Laura Romano draws on her own extensive personal experience and describes her frequent meetings with many Javanese masters. To better illustrate the principles of the Sumarah tradition, she relates stories from her own journey, vividly recreating the relaxed and warm atmosphere of meditation meetings in the homes of various meditation teachers


URANG KANEKES, BADUY PEOPLE
by Don Hasman and Filomena Reiss
Price: US$30.00

A fascinating look at the Baduy People and their textiles. The Baduy are an indigenous tribe from the Lebak district in the Banten province. A very interesting dynamic of this tribe is that they completely shun all modern technology and advances, along with anything that does not come from their own territory. As a result their tribe is divided into two sections, the Inner tribe and the Outer tribe. They are a community who uphold ancient traditions, rice cultivation, their own education system and hierarchy. While the Outer Baduy can have contact with the outside world, the Inner Baduy does not have any contact at all.


SEEING BEAUTY, SENSING RACE IN TRANSNATIONAL INDONESIA
by L. Ayu Saraswati
Price: US$25.00

In Indonesia, light skin colour has been desirable throughout recorded history. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences. This book shows how the transnational circulation of people, images, and ideas have shaped and shifted discourses and hierarchies of race, gender, skin colour and beauty in Indonesia. The author employs "affect" theories and feminist cultural studies as a lens through which to analyze a vast range of materials, including the Old Javanese epic poem Ramayana, archival materials, magazine advertisements, commercial products and numerous interviews with Indonesian women.


RAFFLES AND THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
by Victoria Glendinning
Price: US$14.00

Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. In this biography, Victoria Glendinning charts his prodigious rise within the social and historical contexts of his world. His domestic and personal life was vivid and shot through with tragedy. His own end was sad, though his fame immortal.


THE MANY FACES OF INDONESIAN WOMEN
Between Tradition and Modernity
by Jutta Berninghausen, Birgit Kerstan and Nena Soeprapto-Jansen
Price: US$28.00

Connecting the life stories of women from Java, Bali, Sumba, Lombok and Aceh with an analysis of the social and political conditions, the book shows how Indonesian women develop their identity between religious and moral expectations, traditional values and global consumerism. Various portrayals illustrate how women from different social and cultural backgrounds make choices between collective norms and individual dreams to reach self-fulfillment.


A HISTORY OF MODERN INDONESIA (second edition)
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$29.99

This book is framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, and journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realize its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.


RAFFLES AND THE BRITISH INVASION OF JAVA
by Tim Hannigan
Price: US$16.95

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative explores the bloody battles and furious controversies that marked British rule in Java, and reveals the future founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles - long celebrated as a hero, a liberal and a vsionary - in a shocking new light, showing how he crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions. This is remarkable book.


SPICE ISLANDS
by Ian Burnet
Price: US$39.95

Cloves and Nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia and this book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the hsitory of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It follows the Silk Road across Central Asia and the Spice Route over the Indian Ocean and describes how the spice trade into Europe came to be dominated by Middle Eastern and Venetian merchants. Much of the story is told through the lives of historical characters such as Columbus and Magellan as well as Sir Francis Drake, Jan Pieterzoom Coen and other lesser known but equally important characters. The story revolves around the intense rivalry between the Sultans of Ternate and Tidore and their relationship with the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English, who at different times occupied the Spice Islands.


JAKARTA JIVE BALI BLUES
by Jeremy Allan
Price: US$20.00

Jakarta Jive and Bali Blues by Jeremy Allan are now combined into one book. Jakarta Jive looks at the tumultuous events surrounding the fall of Soeharto through the eyes of the people who were affected most: the residents of Jakarta. At times humorous, at others harrowing, Jakarta Jive examines this seminal period in Indonesian history through an accurate portrayal of public events and intriguing insight into privates lives. Bali Blues chronicles the heart-rending and inspiring events Jeremy witnessed during the year following the Bali Bomb. This book provides an intimate glimpse of an Indonesian community that, in a generation, has grown from an impoverished seaside village into a cosmopolitan tourist resort. Balu Blues examines a community in crisis as residents struggled to survive in the sudden absence of the tourists who provided their livelihood. It also examines the background of the attack itself, the growth of a fanactical form of Islam that gave birth to the terrorists, and the open, tolerant Balinese society that allowed the perpetrators to operate undetected in their midst.


PLAITED ARTS FROM THE BORNEO RAINFOREST
Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: US$70.00

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.


BALI'S EARLY DAYS
A. A. Gde Putra Agung
Price: US$20.00

These three essays details the little-known realities of life in Bali's pre-colonial period wherein the ancient practices of widow sacrifice and slavery were still a royal prerogative and early colonial days under the Dutch when slavery and the opium trade created the very first export and import traffic. Dr. A. A. Gde Putra Agung is himself a direct descendant of the royal family of Karangasem and is a graduate of history from the University of Gadjah Mada. For many years he held the position of Head of Research in Culture and Tourism at Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali. Rodney Hall instigated the translation and publication of this book, and in his introduction places it into the perspective of Bali's history of power-building and conflict between Balinese kingdoms.


UNDERSTANDING ISLAM IN INDONESIA
by Robert Pringle
Price: US$20.00

Robert Pringle is an historian, author and a retired American diplomat. He served as a Foreign Service Officer in Indonesia in the early 1970's, specialising in Islamic issues. There are more Muslims in Indonesia that in any other country, but most people outside the region know little about the nation, much less about the practice of Islam among its diverse peoples or the religion's influence on the politics of the republic. In this illuminating publication, Robert Pringle explains the advent of Islam in Indonesia, its development and, especially, its contemporary circumstances.


THE ROMANCE OF K'TUT TANTRI
by Timothy Lindsey
Price: US$29.95

This historiographic study of K'tut Tantri compares her romantic and colorful autobiography, Revolt in Paradise, with other versions of her past, including those of her fellow Bali colonists and her revolutionary comrades, as well as her foes the Dutch, and various intelligence organisations. These alternatives accounts of her past question the image of K'tut Tantri as hero, portraying her instead as dishonest, unstable, egotistical and immoral. An examinations of the use of ideas of "truth" and "fiction" in understanding the past leads to broader consideration of the nature of history and its uses.


MADS LANGE - The Bali Trader and Peacemaker
by Peter Bloch, Leonard Luras, Gustaaf Scouten
Price: US$39.99

Mads Lange was a native Dane who at the age of 17 landed on the shores of Lombok in 1834. He forged an alliance with the then Balinese King of Karangasem who was at war with the Lombok ruler of Mataram and then moved to establish a residence and trading centre on Kuta Beach. He was a clever businessman and maintained good relationships with a wide range of social and business partners. He established various business interests including a trade in "kepeng" coins from China, arms, gold, rice, silk and opium. He was reportedly disliked by Dutch colonial officials for his "fraternization" with local elements but his skills as a negotiator were frequently called upon to smooth over difficult situations. One the eve of a return trip to Europe, Mads Lange died in somewhat uncertain circumstances in Bali on 13th May 1856. His largely forgotten grave, guarded by a stone dalmation, can be found on a side street - Jalan Tuan Lange, just off Bali's busy bypass to Kuta.


EARLY KINGDOMS OF THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO AND THE MALAY PENINSULA
by Paul Michel Monoz
Price: US$25.00

"This book, which draws on a huge body of archaeological and documentary research, provides a much needed overview of the history of the Malay Peninsula and insular South-East Asia from its earliest times up till the 16th century. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the international context of the political, economic and social evolution of these kingdoms and so provides a useful background to the modern history of the region. This is an excellent book for those with a keen interest in the ancient history of the first kingdoms of the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago".


FAMILY BUSINESS: A Case Study of Nyonya Meneer, One of Indonesia's Most Successful Traditional Medicine Companies
by Asih Sumardono and Mark Hanusz
Price: US$14.95

An exceptional account of Nyonya Meneer - an Indonesian company specialising in traditional herbal medicine and beauty care products, especially Jamu. Family Business is one of those rare books. For the first time, the inside story of one of Indonesia's largest traditional medicine companies is available in the English language. From the tales of the founder's struggles in raising a family and managing a company, to the passing of command to its second and third generations, Family Business is a real insider's account of how in business, everything is personal.


PRAMOEDYA POSTCOLONIALLY : (Re-) Viewing History, Gender and Identity in the Buru Tetralogy
by Razif Bahari
Price: US$29.99

This book by Razif Bahari of the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University, concentrates on the way Indonesia's most well-known novelist, Pramoedya Ananta Toer tackles some imposing questions about Indonesia. He concentrates on the novels of the Buru quartet, which assume a variety of positions on the issues of national identity, history and gender. He examines the way Pramoedya deals with perceptions of historical experience, the concept of a national and a close look at the Dutch Colonial rule and internal social Javanese feudalism.


MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN INDONESIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Stepping into the Unfamiliar
Editors: Kamato Sunato, Russell Hiang-Khng Heng, Achmad Fedyani Saifuddin
US$5.00

All the essays collected in this book are the results of the Multicultural Education Workshop held in 2003 at the University of Indonesia. Initiated by the Jurnal Anthropologi Indonesia, this workshop intended to throw light upon the multicultural aspects in education. Witnessing the dynamics of a country composed of societies with a wide range of cultural diversities, those who keep a close eye on Indonesia's social-cultural issues grasp the importance of the role played by education. Therefore, discussions about how the curriculum should be constructed, implemented and evaluated in order to be relevant to Indonesia's multicultural society are always of great value.


MAIDEN VOYAGES : Eastern Indonesian Women on the Move
by Catharina Purwani Williams
Price:vUS$25.00

Maiden Voyages is a fascinating, unusual study of the centrality, impact and place of sea travel on the lives of women in Eastern Indonesia. It shows how women there travel constantly by sea, to move between islands, to urban centres and even overseas. In doing so, they negotiate and cross and re-make their social boundaries. This book shows how sea voyages recreate their identities. It is based on research of contemporary rural and semi-rural women in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia.


CONTEMPORARY MARITIME PIRACY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: History, Causes and Remedies
by Adam J. Young
Price: US$30.00

This book explores contemporary maritime piracy in Southeast Asia by exploring the depth and breadth of historical piracy as a causative factor. The threat to life and property posed by piracy is relatively low, but significant given the strategic nature of these waterways that link the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Piracy is emblematic of broader issues of weak state control in the region. Maritime piracy will never be completely eliminated, but with a progressive economic and political agenda aimed at changing the environment from which piracy is emerging, it could once again become the exception rather than the rule.


EAST TIMOR: Beyond Independence
Editors: Damien Kingsbury and Michael Leach
Price: US$35.00

This is the most comprehensive study of East Timor since independence. It examines the major themes of Border Security, Development, Politics, Resource and Land Management, Education and Language policy. Covering the era from independence referendum of August 1999 to the political crisis of 2006 and future prospects and challenges. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding the challenges facing the first new nation of the 21st century.


INDONESIA: Democracy and the Promise of Good Governance
Editors: Ross H. McLeod, Andrew MacIntyre
Price: US$19.90

The success or failure of democratic reform in Indonesia is a key question for Indonesia itself and for the surrounding region. Although Indonesia's transition to democracy holds out the promise of good governance, this cannot be taken for granted as the recent military take-over in Thailand shows. This book is about the challenge of making democracy work in Asia's third largest nation.


ISLAMIC TERRORISM IN INDONESIA : Myths and Realities
Editors:Marika Vicziany and David Wright-Neville
US$25.00

Since 2003, the subject of Islam and terrorism in Indonesia has become more important as people and governments continue to struggle to understand the nature and origins of militancy and how best to respond to it. This book attempts to shed some light on the questions such as : What is really happening in Indonesia? To what extent is Jemaah Islamiyah parochial and to what extent does it reflect wider regional networks tracing their origins to Al Qaeda? This collection contributes to a better understanding of Indonesia and of Islam and the relationship of both to regional and global stability.


Tourism, Development and Terrorism in Bali
by Michael Hitchcock and I Nyoman Darma Putra
Price: US$99.95

This book investigates tourism as a form of globalization within the context of the island of Bali, which has been voted the world's top island destination for the third time running. In particular, the book analyses crisis management with regard to the Bali Bombings, the impact of the bombings on the tourism development cycle and investigates the motives of the bombers.

"This is the first comprehensive study of Bali in 15 years, and most importantly the first book since the Bali bombings to explain not only the impact of those bombings, but also the factors in Bali that led to them. This book provides unique insights into how Balinese perceive themselves in these contexts, and how they have reacted to those pressures". Professor Adrian Vickers, The University of Sydney.


THE IMAGE OF THE OTHER AS ENEMY
Radical Discource in Indonesia
by Muhammad Iqbal Ahnaf
Price: US$12.00

"The book analyzes the systematic construction of the image of the Other, that is, non-Muslims, by two radical Islamic groups, Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) and Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI). The author documents discourse patterns in the groups' publications and speeches stereotyping non-Muslims as hostile towards Islam and imagining Islam's imminent victory after an inevitable clash with all other civilizations. Although these groups do not engage in physical violence, the author categorizes their efforts to stereotype non-Muslims as 'symbolic violence'. Moreover, in the long run, their activities my be counterproductive because of the religious and ethnic pluralism of Indonesian society". Muhammad Iqbal Ahnaf is a lecturer and researcher at the Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University and at Darul Ulum Islamic University, Lamongan, Indonesia.


MUSLIM WOMEN AND SPORTS IN THE MALAY WORLD:
The Crossroads of Modernity and Faith
by Wirdati Mohammad Radzi
Price: US$12.00

This book examines the challenges faced by young Muslim women athletes from Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia in competitive sports. The book begins with a valuable socio-historical survey of the Malay world before, during and after colonization. The author focuses in on contemporary social dynamics, including the emergence of Muslim women competing at the international level. Through surveys and interviews she captures the athlete's experiences and perspectives as they compete, often under rules that conflict with Islamic practice.


THE LION AND THE GADFLY
Dutch Colonialism and the spirit of E.F.E.Douwes Dekker
by Paul Van Der Veur
Price: US$65.00

This political biography reveals the turbulent life of E.F.E.Douwes Dekker, the son of a Dutch father and a German-Javanese mother and born in Java in 1879. He followed a career in journalism in Indonesia and this led him to the concept of racial equality and national independence. After the formation of the Partai Indonesia, a clampdown by the colonial government saw him exiled 1913. He returned at the conclusion of WW1 and by the time the Republic of Indonesia was proclaimed he emerged as a close friend and political advisor to President Soekarno.


LISTENING TO AN EARLIER JAVA
Aesthetics, gender, and the music of wayang in Central Java
by Sarah Weiss
Price: US$49.00

In this book, ethnomusicologist Sarah Weiss, herself a gamelan musician who has directed ensembles in Australia and the USA over many years, examines for the first time the musical practices, concepts, stories, changing historical circumstances and myths that have shaped "female-style" gender playing into a uniquely significant mode of artistic practice.

This study of the musical synergy between the puppeteer and his female accompanist describes the ways in which shifting gender constructions have helped to shape and change Central Javanese music and theatre performance practice while throwing new light on the history of Javanese gender relations and culture.


JOURNEYS OF DESIRE
A Study of the Balinese text Malat
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$49.00

From the late seventeenth century until the Dutch conquest of the early twentieth century Bali was ruled by a set of competing kingdoms. This study of the Balinese text Kidung Malat is the first work in Indonesian historical studies to analyse the main ideology of these Balinese kingdoms. It does so by demonstrating how the performance and presentation of the text presented an image of the ideal prince to both rulers and subjects.

The Kidung Malat exemplifies courtly ideology through its descriptions of the adventures of kinds and princes from the era of the medieval kingdoms of East Java. It is one of the longest and most complex of a set of narratives called Panji stories, which originated in East Java and spread throughout Southeast Asia. This book is also the first extensive historical analysis of the Panji story, combining textual analysis with the study of the gambuh dance-drama in which the Malat is performed, and comparing these forms with paintings and other manifestations of the text.


PARTHAYANA
by Helen Creese
Price: US$52.00

For more than a millennium, the poets of Java and Bali have celebrated their deities, their patrons and the cult of beauty and love through the writing of kakawin. The Parthayana, (The Journey of Partha) is a kakawin written in Bali in the early eighteenth century in honour of the Dewa Agung of Klungkung, Surawirya (d. 1736). It relates the physical and spiritual journey of the Pandawa hero, Arjuna, as he undertakes a period of exile lasting twelve years and describes his romantic adventures. This edition of the Parthayana, together with an English translation and commentary provides insights into the practice of kakawin composition in Bali and places it in the wider context of Balinese literature.


PRINT, POETICS AND POLITICS
A Sumatran epic in the Colonial Indies and New Order Indonesia
by Susan Rodgers
Price: US$49.00

This study presents the text and first English translation of a Sumatran turi-turian or chanted epic called the tale of Datuk Tuongku Aji Malim Leman, the hero's name. This is a famous southern Batak story from the town of Sipirok. The version at issue, in the Angkola Batak language, was published as a folkloric but also rather novelistic printed paperback book for a popular southern Batak audience in 1941, at the end of Dutch colonial rule in the Indies. This study includes a lengthy anthropological interpretation of the 1941 text, seeing it as a work of both politics and art.


THE HOUSE OF OUR ANCESTORS
Precedence and Dualism in Highland Balinese Society
by Thomas Reuter
Price: US$55.00

The House of our Ancestors is a study of the Mountain Balinese or Bali Aga, an ethnic group with a distinct history and culture who are thought to be the indigenous people of Bali. In popular ideas of Balinese identity, the highland people feature as the conceptual counterpart to the royal houses established in the southern lowlands of the island. Hidden in the shadow of this courtly culture, the world of the highland Balinese as been largely ignored. This book explores their social organization and status economy from the perspective of an innovative theory of 'precedence'.


MEDIA, CULTURE AND POLITICS IN INDONESIA
by Krishna Sen and David T. Hill
Price: US$29.95

Media, Culture and Politics in Indonesia is about the institutions and policies that determine what Indonesians write, read, watch and hear. It covers the print media, broadcasts of radio and television, computers and the internet, videos, films and music. This book argues that the texts of the media can be understood in two broad ways: 1. as records of a "national" culture and political hegemony constructed by Suharto's New Order and 2. as contradictory, dissident, political and cultural aspirations that reflect the anxieties and preoccupations of Indonesian citizens.


PEACE IN ACEH : A Personal Account of the Helsinki Peace Process
by Damien Kingsbury

Price: US$19.95

Following nearly three decade of conflict and a series of failed ceasefire agreements, on 15th August 2005, the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian Government reached an historic peace agreement to end the fighting. The catalyst for the peace talks was the devastating tsunami of 26th December 2004 which left almost 170,000 dead or missing in Aceh and destroyed most of the populated lowlands. What eventuated was a "win-win" situation and a significant step in Indonesia's continuing process of reform. Peace in Aceh offers an insider's personal account of that peace process.


INDONESIAN COMMUNISM UNDER SUKARNO : Ideology and Politics, 1959 - 1965
by Rex Mortimer

Price: US$29.95

A timely re-issue of this important book by Professor Mortimer. After sketching the evolution of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) between the period 1951 to 1959 he analyses the ideas, programs and policies of the party during the period of "Guided Democracy", outlining how these ideas developed and were implemented.
Mortimer thoroughly examines the relationship between the Party and President Sukarno and offers new interpretations of the events leading up to the abortive coup and the bloody destruction of the PKI in 1965.

LANGUAGE AND POWER : Exploring Political Cultures in Indonesia
by Benedict R. O'G.Anderson

Price: US$29.95

Analysing a spectrum of examples from classical poetry to public monuments and cartoons, Anderson deepens our understanding of the interaction between modern and traditional notions of power, the mediation of power by language, and the development of national consciousness.


THE DECLINE OF CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY IN INDONESIA
by Herbert Feith

Price: US$29.95

An intensive study of Indonesian politics from the attainment of full Independence in December 1945 to the proclamation of martial law in March 1957 and President Soekarno's subsequent establishment of "Guided Democracy". This study is an attempt to discuss ways in which western political institutions are transformed when employed in non-western social settings and the obstacles to be overcome. This is a solid and scholarly account, but written in a way that is very accessible to the novice in the area of Indonesian politics.


AN INTRODUCTION TO INDONESIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
Edited by Soedjatmoko and others

Price: US$29.95

A unique collection of essays from a variety of disciplines - such as economics, sociology, anthropology and international law. The problems of Indonesian historiography are presented not only from these differing social sciences by also from those of historians who differ in their approaches and interpretations. Included are some of Indonesia's leading scholars : Buchari, Hoesein Djajadiningrat, J. Noordyn, R.Soekmono, Tjan Tjoe Som, and John Bastin.


JAVA IN A TIME OF REVOLUTION : Occupation and Resistance 1944-1946
by Ben Anderson

Price: US$29.95

A detailed analysis of the Indonesian revolution of 1945. With a background of Javanese culture and the Japanese occupation Professor Anderson explores the origins of the revolutionary youth groups, the military, and the political parties to challenge conventional interpretations of revolutionary movements in Asia. Professor Anderson emphasizes that the critical role in the outbreak was played not by the dissatisfied intellectuals or by an oppressed working class, but by the youth of Indonesia. This is an in-depth study of the independence crisis in Indonesia.


BEING MODERN IN BALI : Image and Change
by Adrian Vickers (editor)
Price: US$27.00

A collection of eight essays organised around the theme of perceptions of modernity and tradition in Bali ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day. "The introductory essay by Adrian Vickers discusses 'being modern' in Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia. Raechelle Rubinstein uses a nineteenth-century poem to examine the complex links between royal patrons, Dutch missionary linguists, and writers keen to describe new developments using old literary forms". Also included are topical essays by Tilman Seebass, I Gusti Ngurah Bagus, Michel Picard, Fredrik E. DeBoer, Linda H. Connor, I Gusti Made Sutjaja.


A HISTORY OF MODERN INDONESIA
By Adrian Vickers
Price: US$26.95


Adrian Vickers takes guidance from the wonderful writings of Indonesia's most well-known authors, Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1925-2006) as well as many other works of literature, art and history. A very comprehensively researched book that spans Indonesia's turbulent modern history from the colonial period, independence movement, the Sukarno period and on to the New Order of Suharto. It covers the political fallout of 1998 and the turmoil after the bombings of 2002.


SUHARTO: A Political Biography
by R. E. Elson
Price: US$26.95


A comprehensive look at Indonesia's long serving president, Suharto. Suharto rose to power from very humble beginnings and came to represent the face of "modern" Indonesia. Professor Elson is a leading historian and has researched volumes of material on this most extraordinary rise to absolute power over a very volatile country. The New Order established by Suharto may have officially ended in 1998 but its effects will be felt for many more years to come.


BALI EYE ON INDONESIA: An Intimate look at Indonesia's 'Isle of the Gods' and it's outreach
to other special places.
Edited By: Leonard Lueras
Price: US$35.00


Bali Eye on Indonesia focuses on the island of Bali's humanitarian outreach to other Indonesian provinces. Proceeds from this book go to Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia - the Indonesian Humanitarian Foundation, a charitable organisation helping the sick and poor throughout Indonesia. One of the foundation's major projects is the operation of a community eye hospital and mobile clinics in Bali with outreach centres in South Kalimantan and Irian Jaya to provide surgery for cataracts and glaucoma - at no cost to needy patients. By purchasing this book you are assisting in providing these services.


MYSTICISM IN JAVA: IDEOLOGY IN INDONESIA (OUT OF PRINT)
By Niels Mulder
Price: US$10


To understand the culture and politics of Java, Indonesia, it is paramount that one studies the mysticism of the island. This book, Mysticism in Java, will give you an insight into what lies behind the power plays in Indonesian political, cultural and business arenas.


COVARRUBIAS IN BALI
by Adriana Williams and Yu-Chee Chong
Price: US$55.00

Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), is well known for his thorough look at Bali during 1937 through his book, Island of Bali. This beautiful new volume reproduces for the first time Covarrubias' Balinese work, much of which has been hidden from public view since the 1930s. The book is divided into four sections. The first section looks at Covarrubias's two visits to Bali in the 1930s. The second section addresses the changes in his style during his Bali period. Covarrubias' most important gouaches, oil and watercolour paintings from 1930 to 1936 are exhibited in the third section. The book closes with a chronology of his life, a selection of his wife Rose's Bali photos and some of his field notes. A truly beautiful book for those interested in Covarrubias himself and for the avid art enthusiasts.


DREAMSEEKERS Indonesian Women as Domestic Workers in Asia
by Dewi Anggraeni
Price: US$15.00

In Dreamseekers: Indonesian Women as Domestic Workers in Asia, veteran journalist Dewi Anggraeni, in conjunction with the International Labour Organization, uncovers the hidden world of domestic helpers from all points of view: the employers, the agents, the governments, the NGOs, and most importantly the workers themselves. This first-hand account of the struggles and successes is described in vivid detail, and Dreamseekers is a must-read by anyone interested in the plight of these remarkable women.


BUTTERFLIES OF BALI
By Victor Mason and Illustrations by PINK
Price: US$75.00
Hard Cover Edition in Special Presentation Box

This full colour book provides a rare portrayal of Bali's rich and varied butterfly population. Superbly illustrated and accompanied by concise, informative descriptions of more than 80 species, it combines personal anecdote with snippets of Bali's history and depictions of its natural phenomena. In addition, it provides an insight into the mysteries of the traditional naming system. Author Victor Mason is a renowned ornithologist and he has written many books about the island that has been his home for the past 35 years. Balinese artist Pink has worked with Victor Mason over an extended period to capture and record Bali's butterflies. Drawing from real life specimens in meticulous detail and rich colours, Pink has provided a vibrant record of these beautiful creatures, in their actual size, depicted in their natural habitat.


SEX,POWER & NATION: An Anthology of Writings, 1979-2003
by Julia Suryakusuma
Price: US$12.00

An anthology of 20 stimulating essays by political and social analyst Julia Suryakusuma. Often described as one of Indonesia's leading public intellectuals, she offers here an innovative interpretation of Indonesia's life, structure and recent history. Included is an insight into the official and often manipulative use of established women's organizations.


BALI CHRONICLES
A Lively Account of the Island's History from Early Times to the 1970's
by Willard A. Hanna
Introduction by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$16.00

An historical account of the journey from "the Paradise island of the Pacific" to "Cultural Tourism". Bali faced the choice between economic decay or the cultural decadence of cultural tourism. With the changing economic scene, the changing political scene and the arrival of European visitors in the 1920's and 1930's who soon relayed to all the beauty and charm of this idyllic island, all of which made a huge impact on the "real" and "unspoiled" Bali. A fascinating look at this transitional period in Balinese history.


CONVERSATIONS WITH DIFFERENCE
Essays from Tempo Magazine
by Goenawan Mohamad
Price: US $18.50

Goenawan Mohamad ws born in 1941 and in 1947 his father ws executed by the occupying Dutch military force. In the 1960's, as a young poet and journalist, he left Indonesia to study abroad. Returning 1971 he co-founded Tempo Magazine, a weekly news magazine which was outspoken in its views Tempo was heralded as an Independent Voice in an increasingly controlled political environment. It was eventually banned in 1994. Goenawan Mohamad is undoubtedly Indonesia's most prominent essayist.


WHO DID THIS TO OUR BALI
by Dewi Anggraeni
Price: US$20.00

On October 12, 2002, Bali seemed to crumble overnight, when hundreds of tourists and locals who were enjoying themselves became victims of two horrific bomb blasts. The bombs took the lives of 202 people - 88 of whom were Australians, and severely injured many more.

The Bali bombing brought Australians closer to the terror which has dominated world headlines for over a year. Dewi Anggraeni's book - Who Did This To Our Bali? - presents a comprehensive summary of the event, the investigation and the main perpetrators.

Dewi's work as an Indonesian journalist in Australia puts her in a unique position to observe and understand how the tragedy of the Bali bombing has played out in Australia, Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia.



A SHORT HISTORY OF BALI
Indonesia's Hindu Realm
by Robert Pringle
Price: US$22.50

A Short History of Bali covers the entire history of this mysterious island, from before the Bronze Age to the presidency of Megawati Sukarnoputri and the tragedy of the Kuta bombings on 12th October 2002. Also included in this work are chapters on recent economic growth, massive tourist development and the environmental problems that this brings.


INTEL: Inside Indonesia's Intelligence Service
by Ken Conboy
Price: US$14.99

The inside story of Indonesia's Secret Intelligence agency, BIN (Badan Intelijen Negara). Understanding BIN is the key to understanding the politics and security issues of Indonesia. Intel is an up-to-date insight into contemporary Indonesia, its recent history and international terrorism. From the activities and subsequent captures of both Faruq and Hambali to the Indonesian operations of al-Qaeda, this book provides far more detail and insight than previously available.


KOPASSUS : Inside Indonesia's Special Forces
by Ken Conboy
Price: US$19.95

In the wake of the Bali Bombing of October 2002 and the subsequent investigations into terrorist organisations in Indonesia this book is compelling reading for all. It endeavours to uncover the secret contemporary history of Indonesia's internal conflicts over the last 50 years and tries to help us gain an understanding of "Kopassus" - Indonesia's Special Forces.


INDONESIAN ISLAM : Social Change through Contemporary Fatawa
by M. B. Hooker
Price: US$27.50

An important and timely book which examines how modern Indonesian Islamic thinking has responded to changes in social and cultural practice since the 1920s, and in particular how the authorities have ruled on 'contemporary' subjects such as football, real estate, abortion, organ transplants and the role of women.


No Regrets: Reflections of a Presidential Spokesman
by Witoelar Wimar
Price: US$10.00

?Gus Dur, you need some help. You are facing political sabotage and a hostile media. You need some kind of spokesman to explain and clarify your views so ordinary Indonesians can understand. You need someone like Wimar Witoelar?E ?No?E Gus Dur replied, ?I don?t need someone like Wimar Witoelar. I need Wimar Witoelar?E

Gus Dur (Abdurrahman Wahid), was president of Indonesia from October 1999 to July 2001 and the author of this book was the presidential spokseman for ten of these months. He is widely known as a journalist and media personality and offers insightful assessments on Indonesia?s political path and on Indonesia?s past politics.


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THE LAST RAJAH OF KARANGASEM
The Life and Times of Anak Agung Anglurah Karangasem 1887-1966
by A.A.A. Dewi Girindrawardani, Adrian Vickers and Rodney Hall
Price: US$24.00

This book looks at the life and times of one of the last absolute rajas of Bali, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, also known as A.A.A. Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, or Gusti Agung Jelantik. He was king at a time when being a royal meant absolute power over his subjets, who prostrated themselves at his feet. He has been at times called vain, a schemer, and a collaborator, but he was also known as a creative architect, a key player in Balinese colonial politics, a defender of Balinese culture and an enlightened self-taught visionary. This view is presented by I Gusti Bagus Jelantik's grand daughter Anak Agung Ayu Dewi Girindrawardani in her biography, Chapters 2 and 4. Chapter 1 is by Professor Adrian Vickers and it gives us an understanding of the relationship between Karangasem and Lombok. And Chapter 3 is by Rodney Holt, founder of the Karangasem Historical Society and he looks at the final 25 years with anecdotal descriptions to key photos from the archives. Richly illustrated with photos from the archives.


TRI HITA KARANA: THE SPIRIT OF BALI
by Jan Hendrik Peters
Price: US$27.00

From the cover of the book:This book neither wants to make an accusation, nor impose things that are impossible to carry out. It merely wants to make the Balinese and tourists aware of what is happening in this paradise on earth and about the positive infl uence they can have in preserving the culture of the beautiful island of Bali. Tri Hita Karana, the spirit of Bali originated from the rich Balinese-Hindu philosophy. Tri Hita Karana means three causes of happiness: balanced and harmonious relationships of humans with God; of humans with fellow human beings; and of humans with the surrounding nature. Respect and togetherness are essential values in this philosophy. The Hindu doctrine of tat tvam asi, ÒI am you and you are meÓ, teaches us that all things are connected. Humans who do not respect God, fellow humans and nature are not respecting themselves, and this will eventually lead to self-destruction. Respect and togetherness will lead to harmony and happiness. Since the Balinese are already living according to the age-old philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, they can contribute to a sustainable environment for their children. This book looks at the effect of tourism on the Balinese society and ways in which it can be made sustainable.


TIME, RITES AND FESTIVALS IN BALI
by Jean Couteau and Georges Breguet, & Illustrated by I Gusti Nyoman Darta
Price: US$40.00

Written by two recognised specialists of the Balinese culture, French writer and critic Jean Couteau and Swiss scientist and curator Georges Breguet, this book unravels the complexity of the Balinese calendar system in a text that makes it accessible to a general audience. The Balinese show little interest in keeping accurate track of linear time yet they manage to fulfill their many ritual obligations, along with the more mundane demands of life, in a graceful and relaxed manner. A great book to learn about different notions of time and find new ways to celebrate time in one's own life.


BEING MODERN IN BALI : Image and Change
by Adrian Vickers (editor)
Price: US$27.00

A collection of eight essays organised around the theme of perceptions of modernity and tradition in Bali ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day. "The introductory essay by Adrian Vickers discusses 'being modern' in Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia. Raechelle Rubinstein uses a nineteenth-century poem to examine the complex links between royal patrons, Dutch missionary linguists, and writers keen to describe new developments using old literary forms". Also included are topical essays by Tilman Seebass, I Gusti Ngurah Bagus, Michel Picard, Fredrik E. DeBoer, Linda H. Connor, I Gusti Made Sutjaja.


OGOH-OGOH: Balinese Monsters
by Tamarra Kaida
Price: US$30.00

Tamarra Kaida is a Bali-based photographer and writer and this wonderful book on the Ogoh-Ogoh of Bali is an excellent collection of the fabulous Ogoh-Ogoh that appear in Bali each Nyepi celebration. These enormous papier-mache and foam effigies of monsters appear at the Ngrupuk parade the evening before Nyepi - the day of silence, that marks the first day of the Balinese calendar. They are made by the local communities around Bali and each year seem to become even more adventurous and artful. Sarita Newson, the publisher, includes an explanatory text.


MY OFFERING - A Pictorial Tribute to the Balinese Offering
by Philippa Goldie

Price: US$28.50

This is a beautiful book with gorgeous photographs and inspiring quotations. Balinese Offerings captured Philippa's heart - "not only do I find them incredibly beautiful, but also the devotion and faith with which Canang are made inspired me to do this book. I wanted to create awareness of Bali's most beautiful traditional art form. With modern lifestyles it is beginning to die out in some areas - I hope that I can create awareness and interest". This is a wonderful book to give as a gift or to keep yourself to remind you of the beautiful offerings of Bali.


THE WISDOM OF BALI
by Anand Krishna

Price: US$25.00

The Wisdom of Bali explores the foundations of spiritualism in Bali. Written by Anand Krishna who is the founder of the Anand Ashram with 14 establishments in Jakarta, Bogor, Jogjakarta and Bali. Anand Krishna enlightens us about the philosophical and universal values found in Balinese Hinduism. He explains that these values were born out of a thoughtful civilisation that champions the simplicity of mind and respect of nature, intergrating these ideas into every aspect of life itself. This book attempts to demystify Balinese Hinduism.


A LITERARY MIRROR : Balinese reflections on modernity and identity in the twentieth century
by I Nyoman Darma Putra

Price: US$46.00

A Literary Mirror is the first English-language work to comprehensively analyse Indonesian-language literature from Bali from a literary and cultural viewpoint. It covers the period from 1920 to 2000. This book is an invaluable resource for those researching twentieth-century Balinese authors who wrote in Indonesian. Until now, such writers have received very little attention. An appendix gives short biographical details of many of the significant Balinese writers and also lists their work.


UBUD IS A MOOD
by Leonard Lueras (designer) and contributers such as Tara and Odeck Ariawan, Rucina Ballinger, Jamie James, Goenawan Mohamad, James Murdoch, Stefan Reisner, Andy Toth and Cody and Lynn Shwaiko.
Price US$24.50

Ubud, in south central Bali, has long been known internationally for its arts, culture and natural beauty. Today's Ubud is beautifully portrayed here by outstanding photographers such as Rio Helmi and Leonard Leuras. This is a richly illustrated book presenting Ubud's history, painters of the pre and post Independence periods, landscape, dance and Temples. In Ubud is a Mood you will join a number of local and insightful people who will relate what the special "mood" of Ubud is really all about. A fascinating look at a very special place. Also has a bibliography and local information.


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BALI SEKALA & NISKALA
by Fred B. Eiseman
Price: US$24.95

A In Bali, what you see sekala is a colorful world of ceremony, ritual, dance, and drama. What you don't see niskala is the doctrine underlying the pageants, the code underlying the rites, and the magic underlying the dance.Bali: Sekala & Niskala explores both tangibles and intangibles in the realm of Balinese religion, ritual and performing arts.


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BALI: A PARADISE CREATED
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$16.95

A Bali: A Paradise Created bridges the gap between scholarly works and the more popular travel accounts readily available today. It offers an accessible history of this fascinating island and an anthropological study not only of the Balinese, but of the paradise-seekers from all parts of the world who have invaded Bali in ever-increasing numbers over the decades. This authoritative, much-cited work is now updated with new photos and illustrations, a new introduction, and new text covering the part twenty years.


TRANCE AND POSSESSION IN BALI
Price: US$35.00

A Window on Western multiple personality, Possession Disorder and Suicide. Luh Ketut Suryani & Gordon D. Jensen.

Finally, a new printing of this very important book on Trance in Bali. In this book, the authors describe the psychosocial experiences of the Balinese in Trance-possession states during traditional healing, dance, drama and gamelan performance, as well as in several mental disorders. This book is a collaboration between a Western psychiatrist with a wide experience of Balinese Culture and Mental Health and Western trained Balinese steeped in local culture.


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ALL ABOUT INDONESIA
Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids (Ages 7 and up)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: US$16.95

Take a tour through one of the most diverse nations on earth! Indonesia is an enormous island chain stretching from Asia all the way to Australia. It's a land of many different faiths and creeds, including the world's largest Muslim population, and many different peoples who now all call themselves Indonesians. This book introduces children to a place where people in blue jeans walk alongside those in traditional sarongs, where fast cars and oxcarts share the same roads, and where village traditions still thrive in a world of cars and cellphones. This book tells children about the daily lives of Indonesian children - their classroom activities, favorite sports, holidays, foods and much more. Included is a brief introduction to Bahasa Indonesia.


BALI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island
Price: US$24.95

This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Bali guide gives the latest information on what to do and see on this famous tropical island. Lively articles by experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, a list of further readings, and a glossary.


FROMMER'S BALI DAY BY DAY
Price: US$12.99

This guide book has 18 self-guided tours and 44 maps. A travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything in the smartest, most time-efficient way. There are thematic tours for every interest, hundreds of evocative photos and bulleted maps that show you how to go from place to place. Also a guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all budgets.


INDONESIAN TRAVEL ATLAS
Indonesia's Most up-to-date Travel Atlas / Third Edition
Price: US$16.95

Designed for the adventurous traveller and containing all the maps you'll need on your explorations. This atlas is conveniently divided into the major regions of Indonesia: Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. Each of the 144 maps in this atlas is presented in a logical, easy-to-follow manner, with emphasis on the most frequently visited areas.


DIVING INDONESIA'S RAJA AMPAT
by Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock
Price: US$25.00

One of the most magnificent diving destinations in the world this region of Indonesia is home to more that 1000 species of fish and over 70% of the world's hard coral species. This guidebook introduces divers to Raja Ampat's premier reefs. The authors are marine life photojournalists who specialize in discovering and reporting on remote dive destinations. They have been exploring the Indonesian archipelago and recording images of its spectacular reefs since 1992.


RING OF FIRE An Indonesian Odyssey
by Lawrence Blair with Lorne Blair
Price: US$20.00

This book traces the Blair brothers misadventures "amid impenetrable rain forests, erupting volcanoes and starling natural beauty". The Ring of Fire was an epic project by the Blair brothers beginning in 1972 and started with a film retracing the steps of legendary British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. The film of Ring of Fire has become legendary and this is the book that outlines it all. This is an updated re-issue of the original book published in 1988.


SECRETS OF BALI New Light on the Morning of the World
by Jonathon Copeland and Ni Wayan Murni
Price US$30.00

Few visitors to Bali really understand the colourful pageantry that surrounds them virtually everywhere. This book, Secrets of Bali, is the key to this understanding. It covers a variety of aspects including Balinese religion, Festivals and Offerings, Architecture, Music and Dance, Textiles and Dress, food, art and much much more. This book is really a "must read" for every traveller to Bali and for those of you who have fallen under the spell of "The Morning of the World". This is an insightful, well-organised and factual book on this splendid island of Bali.


INDONESIA TRAVEL MAP
Price: US$8.95

This is a fully updated edition and is an excellent map of the Indonesian archipelago. Easy to use and quite compact. A very useful map for your travels around Indonesia.


BALI STREET ATLAS
2nd Edition
Price: US$19.95

With the constant rise of tourism in Bali there has been a great demand for a comprehensive Bali Street Atlas. This atlas is suitable for both tourists?and residents of Bali with 66 full colour maps and a convenient index of places and street names. It is a quarto size allowing for easy travel and storage and is on a simple grid system.


BALI TRAVEL MAP
Seventh Edition
Price: US$8.95

The Bali Travel Map is a fully updated edition. It is easy to read and ideal for the traveler to this picturesque island.


BALI PATHFINDER MAP
Price: US$5.95

A very interesting and colourful map of Bali. This is an ideal map for walking around the gorgeous village of Ubud and the other major villages and towns of Bali.


UBUD SURROUNDINGS MAP
Price: US$5.95

Ubud Surroundings map is an extremely useful one with lots of colour and detail to outline the best routes to take whether walking or driving around Ubud. It highlights many of the important attractions in and around Ubud including museums, galleries, accommodations and other places of interests.

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BALI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island
Price: US$24.95

This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Bali guide gives the latest information on what to do and see on this famous tropical island. Lively articles by experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, a list of further readings, and a glossary.


FROMMER'S BALI DAY BY DAY
Price: US$12.99

This guide book has 18 self-guided tours and 44 maps. A travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything in the smartest, most time-efficient way. There are thematic tours for every interest, hundreds of evocative photos and bulleted maps that show you how to go from place to place. Also a guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all budgets.


BALI ENCOUNTER (Lonely Planet)
by Ryan Ver Berkmoes
Price: US$12.99

What will your Bali Encounter be? Catching the perfect wave at Ulu Watu? Shopping for a bargain in Seminyak? Getting swept up in magical Ubud? This small guide book has detailed regional and town maps for easy navigation. The expert author recommends the best sights, restaurants, shops and entertainment in Bali. Unique itineraries and some highlights to help you make the most of your short holiday break in Bali.


BALI WITH KIDS Families' Guidebook for Babies to Teenagers
by Laetitia Knight & Philippe Pero
Price: US$18.00

At last a very comprehensive guidebook for parents who are planning a stay in Bali with their children. Bali with Kids is jam packed with up-to-date information on kid friendly places and activities around Bali. There are chapters covering a range of activities from Swimming in the King's Pool to Cooking with a Balinese Chef, Climbing a Volcano or dancing in a Frog Dance! 300 listings of Bali's all time favourites and new venues for all the family to enjoy. Colourful and easy to use, this is a must-have guidebook for all parents intending a trip or stay in Bali. We highly recommend this one!


DIVING BALI The Underwater Jewel of Southeast ASia
by David Pickell and Wally Siagian
Price: US$24.95

This new edition of Diving Bali, maps and images have been added, and the text has been revised throughout to incorporate new oceanographic data and changing conditions on the island's reefs. The result is an entertaining and essential resource that provides a wide-ranging exploration - oceanographic, geological, biological, historical, and even cultural - of Bali's dive sites and diving community.


PERIPLUS GUIDE TO BALI
The Island of the Gods
Price: US$24.95

Far from the madding crowd, Bali is the fabled tropical island where an ancient civilisation thrives in the modern world. Whether you come to Bali to trek the volcanoes, visit the island's many temples or simple laze on the beach and enjoy the nightlife, Bali provides the adventure of a lifetime.


BALI STREET ATLAS
2nd Edition
Price: US$19.95

With the constant rise of tourism in Bali there has been a great demand for a comprehensive Bali Street Atlas. This atlas is suitable for both tourists?and residents of Bali with 66 full colour maps and a convenient index of places and street names. It is a quarto size allowing for easy travel and storage and is on a simple grid system.



BALI TRAVEL MAP
Seventh Edition
Price: US$8.95

The Bali Travel Map is a fully updated edition. It is easy to read and ideal for the traveler to this picturesque island.


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RAJAPALA & KEN SULASIH
(Balinese Folk Tale)
Illustrations by Wayan Jembriawan
Price:US$15.00

In this Balinese folktale, written in both English and Indonesian, a handsome young man named Rajapala steals the magic sash of the heavenly nymph Ken Sulasih while she is bathing. Unable to fly away without it, she agrees to become his wife until his first son is born. An enchanting story illustrating the unforeseen circumstances of encounters between human mortals and celestial beings.


THE RAMAYANA
Re-told by Lynne Jessup
Illustrated by Ruth Glenn Little
Price:US$22.00

The Ramayana is a classic myth which originated in India and began as an oral epic. It has subsequently been written as poetry and as dramas, puppet theatre and dance dramas. It is an exceptional story and has been used throughout the years to illustrate good and evil. It appears in all these forms throughout South East and South Asia. This book has been written with the young adult reader in mind.


CALON ARANG The Story of a Woman Sacrificed to Patriatrchy
Lyrical Prose
by Toeti Heraty
Price: US$22.95


The legend of Calon Arang is the story of an act of exorcism against a perceived witch and the balance between good and evil. Toeti Heraty has been inspired to retell this legend in a contemporary style and use it to depict the disparities between genders. Heraty is Indonesia's foremost feminist poet and through this retelling of Calon Arang brings attention to the causes and to the futility of the war between the sexes. Lavishly illustrating the story are stunning paintings by 21 of Indonesia's premier woman artists. Introduction by Carla Bianpoen and Afterword by Keith Foulcher, a collaborative project by Saritaksu Editions and Galeri Cemara.


CHILDREN'S FAVORITE BALINESE STORIES
by Trina Bohan-Tyrie (Illustrations),
Victor Mason Hardcover - 96 pages
Price: US$18.95

Balinese Children¹s Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven stories narrated by the beautiful daughter of the king¹s adviser. Once upon a time, a girl is summoned to the royal chamber and from the moment she arrives, she captivates the king with her fascinating stories and radiant spirit. The tales in this collection include: The Haughty Toad, The Saintly Stork, The Rajah who Lost His Head, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Dog who Flattered a Crow, and many more


FOLK TALES FROM INDONESIA
by Dr. S.D.B.Aman
Price: US$5.00

A wonderful collection of tales from Aceh to Roti. Tales such as ?The Strange Porridge?Efrom Roti and ?Why the People of To?po do not eat Hedgehog Meat??Eand an extensive vocabulary of unusual words used throughout the stores.



OTHER FOLK TALES FROM INDONESIA
by S.D.B.Aman
Price: US$5.00

More wonderful Indonesian Folk Tales from across the archipelago. Including tales such as Mambang Linau?s Dance from the island of Riau to Inkonkulsuri from West Irian. An interesting collection with a vocabulary in the back of the book.


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SNOWING IN BALI
by Kathryn Bonella
Price: US$15.00

It's snowing in Bali. Among Bali's drug dealers it's the code for a huge cocaine shipment having just landed. For the men who run the island's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard. This is the story of drug trafficking and dealing in Bali by best selling author Kathryn Bonella. Kathryn was given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world, both past and present. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drug-fuelled lifestyles, filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing. From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row in an Indonesian high security jail, Snowing in Bali is a unique, uncensored insight into a hidden world.


HOTEL K
by Kathryn Bonella
Price: US$15.00

Welcome to Hotel K, the ironic name given to Bali's most notorious jail by its inmates. It's a bizarre nether world where murderers sleep alongside petty thieves, drug and alcohol addiction is rife, guards are corrupt and money talks. Into this hellhole have passed a procession of the infamous and the tragic: the Bali bombers, Schapelle Corby, the Bali Nine and many others. Backed by interviews with prisoners past and present, the truth about Hotel K explodes off the page. Simultaneously mesmerising and stomach-turning.


ANXIETY MYTHS
by Afrizal Malna
Translator: Andy Fuller
Price: US$21.00

This collection of poems is concerned with a questioning of language and a bodily engagement with public and private space, things and their connotations and associations. It is through the appearance of everyday objects that Afrizal's poems emerge as a repository of the cultural meanings of space and things in Indonesia's everyday modernity. They are poems that trace the quickly changing urban trajectory of present day Indonesia. Malna is a productive literary and theatre critic, novelist and short story writer and can boast a writing career of more than 30 years.


LIES, LOSS AND LONGING
by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translators: Vern Cork, Leslie Dwyer, Keith Foulcher, John H. McGlynn, Mary Zurbuchen
Price: US$18.00

Putu Oka Sukanta was born into a high-cast Balinese family in 1939 and began writing poetry and short stories in high school. In the 1960's he moved to Jakarta where he mixed with leftist artists and writers. He never formally joined the Indonesian Communist Party but in 1965, when Soeharto wrested control of the country, he found himself targeted by the military. He was detained without trial for 10 years. This collection of stories portrays the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deeply into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions.


THE LONGEST KISS
by Leila S. Chudori
Translators: Pamela Allen, Jennifer Lindsay, John H. McGlynn, Claire Siverson, Sandra Taylor
Price: US$22.00

The protagonists of the stories in this collection all crave a private domain, a place that nobody else can touch. They share with their creator a passion for words, a passion for writing and a passion for literature. These characters are feisty, non-conformist, and fiercely independent - traits that do not necessarily serve them well in the constraints of the conservative environments in which they find themselves.


MORPHOLOGY OF DESIRE
by Dorothea Rosa Herliany
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: US$21.00

This collection of poetry gives us a full range of writing by this internationally acclaimed Indonesian poet. Through a distinctive mix of striking imagery and boldness of voice, the poet sets out to destroy many of the common assumptions about everyday life and human relationships. As a woman and a poet, she is doubly an outsider. Her blatant departure, in form as well as content, from the accepted conventions of society (which intensifies through the progression of her work) is remarkable, not only in its personal and political ramifications, but in its emotional and imaginative tenor as well. Morphology of Desire is a book that will speak to readers who are interested in Indonesia, women's writing, and in poetry in general.


RENDITIONS OF MY SOUL
by Desak Yoni & Sarita Newson
Price: US$25.00

To Made, a Balinese girl who was brought up in the patriarchal tradition, a man's right to rule his wife's life is without limit. She grew up in a family where her father was a rule unto himself. Made blames herself for the death of her first love, who dies in a motorcycle accident. Her initial experience of marriage is a 'face-saving' arrangement, forced upon her by her father. She becomes a captive with no rights, and a victim of abuse. It is only her stubborn will that enables her to rise above her situation and escape her renditions, running away to live abroad. Through sheer hard work and determination she attains a good education and builds a career, while bringing up her children. But the bad luck in love continues, and she returns home to Bali to seek resolution of her family problems.


BONES OF THE DARK MOON
by Richard Lewis
Price: US$25.00

During the construction of an idyllic villa on a Bali seashore, workers uncover skeletons, victims of brutal mass murder. The discovery sets the village of Batu Gede astir. The life of Made 'Nol' Ziro, a stalwart member of the community with a little gambling problem is turned upside down. Could one of the skeletons be that of his schoolmaster father, who disappeared during the massacres of 1965? Arguably the most traumatic cataclysm of Bali's rich and fascinating history, the massacres of 1965 remain mostly unknown to the island's visitors. Interweaving historical drama with contemporary Bali life, Bones of the New Moon is compulsively readable, a page-turner with unexpected twists leavened with dashes of humour, laying bare the love and hatred, the tragedy and irony, and the joy and despair of our common human predicament.


JAZZ, PERFUME & THE INCIDENT
by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
translated by Gregory Harris
Price: US$21.00

On November 12, 1991 the Indonesian military opened fire on East Timorese protestors in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Hundreds of people were killed and accounts of this massacre sparked international outrage. In Jakarta a cover-up began immediately: the Suharto government declared the killings an "accident" provoked by armed provocateurs. The Indonesian mass media was cautioned to tow the official line. Seno Gumira Ajidarma, editor of Jakarta Jakarta at the time, refused to do so and was released from his position. Unable to let his fellow Indonesians know about the facts of this "incident", Seno transformed documentary evidence into semi-fictional form and published it as a novel.


TORAJA: The Misadventures of a Social Anthropologist in Sulawesi
by Nigel Barley
Price: US$16.95

In 1985, Dr. Nigel Barley, senior anthropologist at The British Museum, set off for the relatively unknown Indonesian island of Sulawesi in search of the Toraja, a people whose culture includes headhunting, transvestite priests and the massacre of buffalo. In witty and finely crafted prose, Barley offers fascinating insight into the people of Sulawesi and he recounts the tale of the four Torajan woodcarvers he invites back to London to construct an Indonesian rice barn in The British Museum.


CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN an Indonesian Journey
by Mark Heyward
Price: US$25.00

When Mark Heyward first went to Indonesia to teach at a small school in East Kalimantan, little did he realise how life changing his decision would prove to be. So began his journey from one end of the archipelago to the other, from the jungles of Kalimantan to the riots and political turmoil of Jakarta. He meets and falls in love with Sopan and so begins his journey into the inside of Indonesian life and culture. This is a very engaging memoir highlighting the beauty and craziness of the Indonesian archipelago.


I LA GALIGO
Translators: Mohamad Salim, Sapardi Djoko Damono, John H. McGlynn
Price: US$10.50

I La Galigo, the vast Bugis epic myth, isone of the most voluminous works in world literature. Set in Luwuq, the cradle of Bugis culture, the cycle tells the story of the initial residence on earth of the gods and their descendants. "The Birth of La Galigo", the poem found herein, represents a contemporary retelling of one of the epic's most popular sections.


SUPERNOVA
by Dewi Lestari
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: US$23.95

Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and the Falling Star presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories, straight and gay, with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The major characters are young, urban, and technologically highly aware. They are caught up in major forms of contemporary social conflict.


TELEGRAM
by Putu Wijaya
Translator: Stephen J. Epstein
Price: US$17.95

Telegram revolves around a Balinese journalist who believes that telegrams are always associated with tragedy. A large part of the story explores the main character's unstable state of mind, and how he continuously tries to escape from the unpleasant realities of his life, the story also brings in family issues, notions of life and death, and how they could possibly affect the cycle of life. Although unapologetically psychological and disorienting, the text also offers a compelling portrait of Jakarta in the early 1970s and reflections on a Bali that was already in the grips of significant social change.


BEFORE DAWN
by Sapardi Djoko Damono
Translator: John H. McGlynn
Price: US$18.00

Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia's most productive and popular poets first began writing poetry as a high school student in the mid-1950s. Before Dawn includes poems written by the author over a forty year time span, from 1961 to 2001. Arranged in chronolgical order the poems together form a kind of poetic autobiography.


THE YEARS OF THE VOICELESS
by Okky Madasari and translated by Nurhayat Indriyanto Mohamed
Price: US$12.00

Originally released as ?Entrok? in Bahasa Indonesia in 2010, this novel was so popular that it was released in English to reach a wider international audience. The story is of Marni, an illiterate Javanese woman who still practices ancestory worship and her daughter, Rahayu. These women are from two generations who never understood each other. Both are victims of those in power and both fight for their lives. The book is an avenue for us to understand the power ad politics of Indonesia in the past generations as seen through the eyes of the common people.


TOMBOIS & FEMMES
by Evelyn Blackwood
Price: US$20.00

Tombois & Femmes is a rich study that offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends. Tombois are masculine females who identify as men and desire women; their girlfriends view themselves as normal women who desire men. Through rich, in-depth, and provacative stories, author Evelyn Blackwood shows how these same-sex Indonesian couples negotiate transgressive identities and desires and how their experiences speak to the struggles and desires of sexual and gender minorities everywhere. Michael. G. Peletrz of Emory University calls the book "a very sophisticated, nuanced and theoretically provocative piece of work that is simultaneiously lucid and compelling".


THE RAINBOW TROOPS
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$30.00

The Rainbow Troops, by Andrea Hirata, shattered all Indonesian book sale records, making him the best selling author in Indonesia to date. Set on Belitong Island this is the story of a tight-knit group of students and their teachers fighting for education and dignity, even as they face continual hardship. Fabulously rich in natural resources, Belitong is also home to chronic poverty and educational discrimination. This amazing story tells of a persistent young teacher and her tireless efforts to fight for her ten students' right to an education.


THE RAPE OF SUKRENI
by A. A. Panji Tisna (translator George Quinn)
Price: US$18.00

Written in the 1930's by A. A. Panji Tisna, a prince of the Balinese state of Buleleng, this novel draws on the melodramatic conventions of Balinese theater to present a powerful indictment of the commercialization of Balinese society. While on one level the novel appears to be concerned with the Balinese-Hindu notion of karma, its main thematic thrust is in fact the impact of modern commerce on Balinese society. Even more telling today that it was when it was written, The Rape of Sukreni offers a unique and dark insider's view of the island's future that violently challenges the conventional image of Bali as a honeyed paradise filled with artists and happy tourists.


THE ROSE OF CIKEMBANG
by Kwee Tek Hoay (Translator George A. Fowler)
Price: US$18.00

The Rose of Cikembang is an excellent example of "peranakan" literature of the Netherlands East Indies that flourished between 1900 and the Japanese Occupation beginning in 1942. Highly sentimental in tone, the novel is rich in many of the controversial themes that Kwee was famous for: interracial love and the lives of its offspring, fate and karma, and mysticism and reincarnation. This novel was also made into a movie.


JAVANESE GENTRY
by Umar Kayam (Translator Vladislav Zhukov)
Price: US$30.00

Javanese Gentry depicts the implicit concerns of a variety of characters for whom the attainment of that higher status is for most a dream. When Sastrodarsono returns to his village as a schoolteacher, he becomes by virtue of that position a member of the gentry class, awesomely elevated above the peasantry of his origins. From those most traditional of Javanese institutions he moves on with his bride to find his place in a line of modernizing generations active across the whole span of reent Indonesian history: the late-colonial period, Japanese occupation, war of independence and two decades of social disorder ending in the mid-1960's with the rise of Suharto's New Order government.


THE SAGA OF SITI MARIAH
by Haji Mukti (Translator Catherine Manning Muir)
Price: US$25.00

The Saga of Siti Mariah is a window into the workings of Cultuurstelsel, the forced cultivation system imposed by the colonial government in the Dutch East Indies from 1830 until 1870. Embedded in this book's pages are the lives of Dutch sugar barons, indigenous elite, European officials, and Chinese middlemen who were enriched under the system, intersected by lives of Javanese peansants who suffered under its yoke and Javanese women who were bedded by the Dutch masters and administrators, fit only to be concubines, never wives.


DROUGHT
by Iwan Simatupang (Translator Harry Aveling)
Price: US$18.00

Drought is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier and ex-bandit, who decides to trransmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia in order to start life again as a farmer. He almost fails, but in so doing he is involved with a wonderful range of inspired madmen - bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. The outsiders humorously combine to question the normality of conventional society. This novel has been hailed as the first really modern Indonesian novel, and the beginning of a completely new path in Indonesian writing.


EARTH DANCE
by Oka Rusmini
Translated by Rani Amboyo and Thomas M. Hunter
Price: US$18.00

Earth Dance is the story of four generations of Balinese women and centres on the conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires. It is narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties and the novel shows Balinese women, as depicted by her mother, grandmother and female peers, to be motivated by two factors: the yearning to be beautiful and the desire for a high-caste husband. Earth Dance reveals that both high-caste status and beauty has a price. Behind both lie jealousy, derision and intrigue. This is an exceptional novel by a modern Balinese female writer. Anyone interested in Balinese society today and a Balinese woman's role in it, should read this novel.


AND THE WAR IS OVER
by Ismail Marahimin
Translated by John. H. McGlynn
Price: US$18.00

The final days of World War 11 serve as the backdrop for this novel by Ismail Marahimin. Fighting has not reached the small Sumatran village of Taratakbuluh, but the quiet, traditional-bound way of life in this remote outpost on the jungles edge has nonetheless been transformed, for the Japanese have chosen it as the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Dutch internees. The novel centres on a plot by some of the Dutch prisoners to escape into the jungle but the drama of this planned escape yields to the even more dramatic tension of the human relationships that punctuate the novel.


THE PAINTER OF LOST SOULS
by Michael Vatikiotis
Price: US$18.00

A fast-paced, intensely emotional drama of Indonesian life high and low, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the reformasi era, after the fall of Suharto in 1999. The Painter of Lost Souls is the story of Sito, a brilliantly gifted artist who leaves his home in a poor village in Central Java while still in his teens to make his name and his fortune in the royal city of Jogjakarta. Vatikiotis tells a suspenseful tale that weaves together a fascinating inside view of the art boom in Indonesia.


THE JUNGLE SCHOOL
by Butet Manurung
Price: US$16.50

The Orang Rimba (People of the Forest) are nomadic tribes who live in the rainforests of Sumatra. Slowly the outside world is catching up with these people. Butet Manurung shares here the journal she kept during her first year in the jungle as an anthropologist through to her development as an educator and activist. She tells of her adventures with stinging bees and prowling bears, with biting ants and motorbikes but it is her relationship with the Orang Rimba that traansforms her from an outsider to a trusted teacher within this fragile community. Butet is determined now to bring literacy to these indigenous people to better equip them to face the onslaught of the outside world. It is a very touching and inspiring tale.


REPUBLIC OF FUN
by Butet Kartaredjasa, translated by Jennifer Lindsay
Price: US$13.00

A selection of Indonesian actor Butet Kartaredjasa's humorous column published in the newspaper Suara Merdeka from 2007-2009, written in the voice of his alter ego, Mr Blurt. Translated by Jennifer Lindsay.


SHARP TIMES
by Goenawan Mohamad, translated by Jennifer Lindsay
Price: US$19.00

A collection of critical and philosophical essays written between 2002-2011 by Goenawan Mohamad, from his weekly column in Tempomagazine. This is the third published collection of his essays in English translation by Jennifer Lindsay.


TWILIGHT IN DJAKARTA
by Mochtar Lubis
Price: US$15.00

A classic book of Indonesia by one of Indonesia's most famous writers. Mochtar Lubis, in this vivid dissection of social and political life in Jakarta at the beginning of the 1960's, reveals the dark currents of poverty, corruption and vice which course beneath the surface of one of the great cities of the Third World. Suryono, a young Western-educated government official, the author depicts the complex web of threads which enmesh both individual and society in a newly developing nation, with compassion as well as insight.


THE MONSTER THAT ATE UBUD
A Path to Enlightenment for the Serious Dim Bulb
By Mr. Newmi, A.G. Newman & David Trevelyan
Price: US$15.00

Chuck Fung and Swami Shoeman are as different as night and day, but when the meet in Ubud, Bali, they become inseparable opposites, thus unwittingly embodying Balinese cosmology. Attempting to make a buck off the ever-burgeoning crowd of spiritual seekers to this paradise island, they pool their talents and enlist the help of a Balinese shaman. The shaman spins a cryptic yarn that convinces the hapless chumps that they have extraordinary powers of creative visualization. The Fung Shoe brothers write a book about the wellspring of abundance they have discovered through their meeting with the sharman. A very tongue-in-cheek look at Ubud and the aftermath of Eat Pray Love.


BALI ADDICTION/BALI KETAGIHAN
by Tina Ross
Price: US$22.00

Bali Ketagihan is a collection of memoirs, advice, experiences, discoveries and culture collated together over two and half decades of travelling to Bali. An unexpected relationship and marriage to a "Bali Boy" provided a greater insight to the local life. First time travellers and regulars to the island may find some interesting perceptions in this collection.


THE RAINBOW TROOPS (This is the English Edition of Laskar Pelangi. Laskar Pelangi in Indonesian is US$10.00)(OUT OF PRINT)
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$18.00

Andrea Hirata is an contemporary Indonesian novelist whose debut novel, The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi) shattered all national book sale recores, making him the best selling author in Indonesian to date. The Rainbow Troops, set on Belitong Island, tells the story of a tight-knit group of students and their teachers fighting for education and dignity, even as they face continual hardship. Fabulously rich in natural resources, Belitong is also home to chronic poverty and educational discrimination. This amazing story tells of a persistent young teacher and her tireless efforts to fight for her ten students' right to an education.


EDENSOR (this is an English version but is also available in Indonesian - US$8.00)
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$12.00

This novel is based on the true life story of the writer. We follow Ikal (Andrea) and Arai (his cousin and bet friend) though their journey in Europe. They travel from Belitong Island to the Sorbonne University in France where they both have received a scholarship. They meet many students from around the world and so Ikal and Arai learn more than just Academic knowledge - they learn about life itself. An inspirational journey and an inspirational book.


9 SUMMERS 10 AUTUMNS (this is the English edition but is also available in Indonesian)
by Iwan Setyawan
Price: US$10.00

This book is about the power of education to change the lives of ordinary people. Iwan Setyawan and his family moved to New York City to pursue Iwan's dream of an education. It is full of inspiration and a testament to fulfilling life's ambitions by hard work and determination. All wrapped in the love of a close-knit family.


LOVE AND DEATH IN BALI
by Vicki Baum with a new foreward by Nigel Barley
Price: US$17.95

Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali just over a century ago, and the resulting "mass suicides" of the Balinese royalty, "Love and Death in Bali" uses the tales of ordinary people to tell the bloody story of the conquest and subjugation of an island paradise.


A MAGIC GECKO
by Horst Henry Geerken
Price: US$16.00

Horst Henry Geerken was born in 1933. After studying engineering in Germany and the USA, and also making a field visit to Turkey, he worked for the US Government in the USA for two years. He then spent the years 1963-1981 as Resident Engineer in Indonesia, and has visited almost all the countries of Asia, getting to know the region extremely well. In 1963 he arrived in the relatively new Republic of Indonesia, which was at that time going through a period of upheaval following the end of Dutch colonial rule. Political disturbances accompanied his first professional steps in this tropical paradise. This lively book is both informative and amusing, describing many of the memorable events that occurred in both his private and professional lives.


RIMBAUD IN JAVA : The Lost Voyage
by Jamie James
Price: US$15.00

In A Season in Hell at the age of eighteen, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud predicted the rest of his life: 'My day is done; I'm leaving Europe. The sea air will burn my lungs; lost climes will tan my skin.' Three years later, in 1876, he joined the Royal Army of the Dutch Indies as an infantryman and sailed for Java, where he promptly deserted and fled into the jungle. It was the most enigmatic passage in a life crowded with puzzles and contrarieties. In this 'delightful book' (Times Literary Supplement), novelist and critic Jamie James reviews everything that is known about the episode; from there he imaginatively spirals into a reconstruction of what the poet must have seen and informed speculation about what he might have done, vividly recreating life in nineteenth century Java along the way.


THE PAINTED ALPHABET
by Diana Darling
Price: US$12.95

This highly unusual story is based on a Balinese epic poem. Over the years it has earned a place on the short list of must-read novels on Bali. Brothers Siladri and Made Kerti marry sisters Kadek and Rajin. Each couple has had a baby when Siladri abruptly decides to leave worldly concerns behind to join a holy man on a distant mountain. Reluctantly, Kadek agrees to go, too, leaving their son behind to one day help with the family farm and taking their infant niece with them. Magic and witchcraft enchant the telling of this spellbinding tale. Darling has lived in Bali for many years, and her rich novelization of this folklore attests to her affinity for the culture.


THE PILGRIM
by Iwan Simatupang, translated by Harry Aveling
Price: US$18.00

The Pilgrim is one of the most unusual novels to have ever been published in Indonesia. It is a complex mixture, uniting a poetic lyricism and meditation on life, death and art. The chief characters are an artist and a cemetery overseer; the former representing emotion and the latter, reason, conflicting aspects of human nature. Despite the characters' antagonism and cruelty they are, in some ways, very similar: both represent forms of creativity, philosophy and art. Both exist outside conventional society. When first published, The Pilgrim was hailed as the first really modern Indonesian novel and the beginning of a completely new path in Indonesian writing.


NEVER THE TWAIN
by Abdoel Moeis. translated by Robin Susanto
Price: US$21.00

The novel Salah Asuhan, translated here as Never the Twain, is among the most popular works of modern Indonesian fiction. First published in 1928, the book is still in print today. Hanafi, the novel's protagonist, is madly in love with Corrie du Bussee, a beautiful Eurasian, though he has long been betrothed, to his cousin, Rapiah. Which woman should Hanafi marry: Corrie, the feisty, liberated Western woman, or the simple hearted Rapiah? The conflict Hanafi faces serves as an allegory for pre-independent Indonesia as it struggled toward national identity.


SHACKLES
by Armijn Pane
Price: US$18.00

This novel is the story of a love triangle. Doctor Sukartono, able and devoted to his work, and his wife, Tini, a beautiful and independent woman, find their marriage devoid of communication and warmth. Tini feels herself the victim of her husbands medical practice and refuses to play the role of devoted and self-sacrificing wife. Sukartono is unable to understand his wife's rebellion and, in the mists of this inner confusion, meets Rohayah, a woman who is ready to give him the security he lacks at home.


THE FALL AND THE HEART
by S. Rukiah, translated by John McGlynn
Price: US$18.00

The Fall and the Heart is one of the lesser known classics of the Indonesian revolutionary era and arguably the strongest piece of prose writing by an Indonesian woman author before the 1970's. Rukiah's account of a young, middle-class woman's experiences with her lover, her family, and the struggle for independence is deceptive in its simplicity and through The Fall and the Heart Rukiah presents a rare and thoughtful rendition of the idea and emotions of young people who had one foot in the revolution for its own sake and the other foot in the revolution as a reflection of personal crisis. Rukiah is one of only a handful of Indonesian writers to have looked at the negative impact that the Indonesian revolution had on lives and relationships.


MIRAH OF BANDA
by Hanna Rambe, Translated by Toni Pollard
Price: US$18.00

Kidnapped from Java, along with her older cousin, five year old Mirah is taken to the Banda islands where she spends the rest of her life on a nutmeg plantation. She is first taken in as a servant by the Dutch estate owner, then works as a contract nutmeg picker and finally, when his wife leaves, him, she is forced to become the man's concubine with whom she bears two children. Mirah lives out her life - through the Dutch colonial era, the Japanese Occupation, the Revolution and modern days - which no say in what befalls her. The fate of her daughter, Lili, taken away to be a "comfort woman" to Japanese soldeiers, is a hearbreaking side story. An extraordinarily moving story.


FAMILY ROOM
(By Lily Yulianti Farid, Translated by John McGlynn
Price: US$18.00

The stories in Family Room together make up a sojourn through time and space, with the reader travelling from Indonesian villages and remote islands to the capital city of Jakarta; and then to Victoria Park in Hong Kong and onwards to refugee camps in Kashmir, and the expedition camps near the lakes of Finland. The mosaic of family rooms, filtered through the feelings and eyes of narrators with heightened subjectivities, gives one the sense of what the country of Indonesia has gone through from time to time. The further away the protagonists roam from home, the stronger is the unspoken yearning for unravelling the traumas rooted at the centre of the family home.


BALI DAZE Freefall Off The Tourist Trail
(previously published as Dragons in the Bath)
by Cat Wheeler
Price: US$24.00

A collection of tales by one of Ubud's most loved residents. Ibu Kat is renowned for her jottings and stories in the local English newspaper, Bali Advertiser and now we have a fabulous collection of these stories all together in book format. Be transported to Ubud, Bali as she takes us on a journey through everyday life with her bald parrot, her menagerie of dogs and unsolicited wildlife. She informs us on how to deal with randy ducks, rampaging vegetation, roasted spiders and a haunted riverbank. Told with warmth and humour we can explore with her the ins and outs of daily life in the village of Ubud.


A LITERARY MIRROR : Balinese reflections on modernity and identity in the twentieth century
by I Nyoman Darma Putra
Price: US$46.00

A Literary Mirror is the first English-language work to comprehensively analyse Indonesian-language literature from Bali from a literary and cultural viewpoint. It covers the period from 1920 to 2000. This book is an invaluable resource for those researching twentieth-century Balinese authors who wrote in Indonesian. Until now, such writers have received very little attention. An appendix gives short biographical details of many of the significant Balinese writers and also lists their work.


MENAGERIE 7 Contributors include: Adri Basuki, Djenar Maesa Ayu, Oka Rusmini, Seno Gumira Ajidarma and more
Editors: Erza Seyadharma and John McGlynn
Translators: David Reeve, Gai Littler, Harry Aveling, Jennifer Kesseler, John McGlynn, Justine Fitzgerald, Laura Noszlop, Tim Behrend
Price: US$24.00

This volume of Menagerie brings together, under one cover, twenty stories by or about "people like us": Indonesian gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons. Not only do the stories herein disprove the persistent but baseless myth that all forms of sexuality and sexual behaviour that fall outside the norm of accepted heterosexual behaviour are not, somehow, "Indonesian", they also show that the Indonesian archipelago is as multi-sexual as it is.


MENAGERIE 6: Indonesian in Exile Contributors include A. Kohar Ibrahim, Sobron Aidit, Kusnah, Dewa Ngurah Jenawi, Bachtiar Siagian, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and more
Editors: A. Kohar Ibrahim and John McGlynn
Price: US$24.00

This volume of Menagerie includes 10 short stories and 17 poems by Indonesian exile authors. It also includes 2 short stories by "domestic" exile writers and 2 biographical stories of former political prisoners. Taken together, the materials present part of the Indonesian exile experience, a segment of Indonesia's social history that has been ignored for far too long.


Islands of Demons
by Nigel Barley
Price: US$15.95

This is a fascinating historical novel mixing anthropology and the history of ideas and humour. Many people have long been fascinated by Bali in the 1920's and 1930's. This Bali was filled with an eclectic mix of intrepid travellers, expats, writers, photographers, anthropologists, painters etc that had happened upon this paradise on earth. One of these exotic characters was Walter Spies, an ethnographer, choreographer, film-maker, natural historian and painter who settled here during these heady times and was the host to many of the foreign visitors of the day including, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Miguel Covarrubias, Vicki Baum and Barbara Hutton. Read this novel to be transported into the Balinese World of the Spies era.


MY JOURNEY FROM PARIS TO JAVA
by Honore de Balzac
Price: US$14.95

Honore de Balzac lived from 1799 to 1850 and was a renowned French novelist. He earned worldwide recognition for his realist style, sharp wit, and keen observation. He is considered to be one of the most important French writers of fiction in the history of literature. My Journey from Paris to Java is a short fantasy work that depicts the mystical and exotic island of Java. On Java he encounters a deadly poison-breathing tree, civilised monkeys, love-sick sparrows and the women of Java.


THE SULTAN AND THE MERMAID QUEEN
by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski
Price: US$13.95

The Sultan and the Mermaid is a collection of essays and articles which describe rarely written-about Asian people, places and events. Understand why 19th century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who spent eight years in Asia, has a better claim to the theory of natural selection than Charles Darwin. Ponder the disappearance of Bruno Manser, a Swiss Robin Hood who vanished in a Borneo jungle while trying to help the downtrodden Penan tribesmen stand up for their rights. Speak with the Sultan of Yogyakarta and learn about his love affair with the Mermaid Queen.


ORDEAL BY FIRE
by Gde Aryantha Soethama
Translated by Vern Cork
Price: US$10.00

Gde Aryantha Soethama is one of Bali's most respected writers. He won the prestigious Khatulistiwa prize for Indonesian Literature in 2006. "There have been too many stories about Bali written by non-Balinese that superficially represent the island and its people.
The bitterness and irony of (the Balinese) people are not captured and not genuinely explored by those who are not native. Bali is replete with paradox. It is always complicated, tangled, but from the outside seems loose, open and genial". (Gd Aryantha Soethama) And so this collection of stories explores the tangled, paradoxical nature of the Balinese people. It is also an exploration of conflict in today's Balinese society between traditional and modern values. The colourful and vibrant narrative is enhanced by a very sensitive and true translation by Vern Cork.


BALI MOON
by Odyle Night
Price: US$19.95

Bali Moon - A Spiritual Odyssey tells of one woman's amazing experiences on the exotic island of Bali. Drawn by a strange destiny, she falls in love with a Balinese priest and mystic and is plunged into the arcane realm of magic and the supernatural. Given a window into a far distant reality the author is led on an exciting journey, one steeped in drama and suspense, that takes her to the far reaches of the islands of Indonesia. Ultimately it leads her to reflection and personal enlightenment.


BALI MAGIC
by Odyle Night
Price: US$19.95

Bali Magic - Reflections of a Reluctant Psychic continues the journey and relates the author's extraordinary experiences on the mystical island of Bali. Set against a rich tapestry of Indonesian history, legends and myths, and the intriguing world of magic, Bali Magic is a truly remarkable story. The author shares her experiences as she meets with royalty, mystics and political leaders. Immeshed in a dramatic love triangle, she is challenged to draw on her inner strength and her timeless connection to the island in order to survive.


EAT PRAY LOVE
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Price: US$24.95

Eat Pray Love - One Woman's Search for Everything
Elizabeth is in her thirties, settled in a large house with a husband who wants to start a family. She doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a rebound fling later, Elizabeth emerges battered yet determined to find what she's been missing. She begins her quest in Rome, finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors in India and finally in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again.


MADS LANGE - The Bali Trader and Peacemaker
by Peter Bloch, Leonard Luras, Gustaaf Scouten
Price: US$39.99

Mads Lange was a native Dane who at the age of 17 landed on the shores of Lombok in 1834. He forged an alliance with the then Balinese King of Karangasem who was at war with the Lombok ruler of Mataram and then moved to establish a residence and trading centre on Kuta Beach. He was a clever businessman and maintained good relationships with a wide range of social and business partners. He established various business interests including a trade in "kepeng" coins from China, arms, gold, rice, silk and opium. He was reportedly disliked by Dutch colonial officials for his "fraternization" with local elements but his skills as a negotiator were frequently called upon to smooth over difficult situations. One the eve of a return trip to Europe, Mads Lange died in somewhat uncertain circumstances in Bali on 13th May 1856. His largely forgotten grave, guarded by a stone dalmation, can be found on a side street - Jalan Tuan Lange, just off Bali's busy bypass to Kuta.


ECHOES : Book Two, My Years in Indonesia 1949 - 1962
by Charlotte Clayton Maramis
Price: US$18.00

Charlotte Maramis married the young Manadonese son of a Lutheran Minister named Anton Maramis in 1947 whom she had met and married in Australia. The young Anton was a member of the Komite Pusat (KNIP Central Indonesian National Committee) when he was stationed in Australia during the second world war. He played a key role in fighting for the rights of the Indonesian seamen in Australia. He and Charlotte returned to Indonesia in 1949 and it is here that the book picks up the story of a young woman and her extraordinary tale of her life and times in Indonesia. She became a journalist and worked for many years as a columnist with the Indonesian Observer, edited and published by Herawati Diah, whose husband owned and operated Merdeka Press. The book has many anecdotes of the key people and events of that time and is written in a friendly and informal style that is really appealing.


PRAMOEDYA POSTCOLONIALLY : (Re-) Viewing History, Gender and Identity in the Buru Tetralogy
by Razif Bahari
Price: US$29.99

This book by Razif Bahari of the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University, concentrates on the way Indonesia's most well-known novelist, Pramoedya Ananta Toer tackles some imposing questions about Indonesia. He concentrates on the novels of the Buru quartet, which assume a variety of positions on the issues of national identity, history and gender. He examines the way Pramoedya deals with perceptions of historical experience, the concept of a national and a close look at the Dutch Colonial rule and internal social Javanese feudalism.


AROK OF JAVA(OUT OF PRINT)
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Translated by Max Lane
Price: US$25.00

"It is the 13th century in Java. Rebelliousness stirs among peasant farmers and Brahmin priests alike. Slavery has returned and men, women and children labour to find gold for Java's rulers. Bearing the symbols of spiritual power, a young scholar-bandit and rebel appears, called Arok - he who upturns everything. As the rebellion spreads, it is Arok himself whom the rulers employ to suppress it. Thus emerges one of the epic political conspiracies of Javanese history. At stake is power in Java itself, the Lady Consort Dedes, and an end to slavery and oppression. This novel presents Pramoedya's version of a great legend emerging out of the mists of historical past, is a tale of palace politics, conspiracy and revolution. It sets out the beginning of historical process that began on Java and gives the most vivid picture of the political, cultural and social forces which Pramoedya sees as having remained crucial until even today: the castes of the Brahman intellectuals, the Satria military and the Sudra, the people, the farmers, the artisans and labourers." The author Pramoedya Ananta Toer (1925-2006) is regarded as Indonesia's greatest novelist.


TERRA : A Bilingual Collection of Short Stories and Poems
Edited by Sandra Thidobeaux and Sitok Srengenge
Translations by Kadek Krishna Adidhama
Price: US$25.00

A Bilingual (English/Indonesian) collection of 65 short stories and poems by 45 authors that have appeared in the Northern Territory of Australia at the WordStorm Writers' Festival since 2004. An impressive list of Indonesian writers including: Ayu Utami, Nukila Amal, Linda Christianty, Dorothea Rosa Herliany and Sitok Srenenge. And an equally impressive list of Australian writers including the Aboriginal elder Alec Kruger, Frank Moorhouse, Miles Merrill, Alana Valentine, Dorothy Porter and Romaine Moreton. "......the powerful works in this collection speak to me with force and passion of matters of huge individual and political relevance to our region : freedom, belonging, fear, insecurity, identity" Kirsty Sword Gusmao, Timor-Leste.


THE ANAGRAM
by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Price: US$10.00

This is the second collection of poetry by Laksmi Pamuntjak which looks at the human condition, ordinary human existance in everyday life, of loss and love, of grief and regret, of acceptance and rebellion, of fear of the unmapped and delight in the new, of redemption and the possibility of grace. This volume also includes eight poems on Buru Island in From the Buru Notebook, which focuses on a period during President Suharto's administration (1965-1998), in which the island was turned into the site of a large penal colony where alleged communists and Communist Party sympathizers were detained for more than a decade without being formally charged or tried in a court.


TAKE ME TO PARADISE
by Jan Cornall
Price: US$10.00


A wonderfully descriptive novel that illuminates the deep affection felt by many Australians and Balinese towards one another. This book reminds us never to abandon our neighbours and encourages us to keep our hearts and minds open. The story itself centres on the journey of "Marilyn" from her complicated life in Australia to the lush green splendour of Ubud Bali. Set between the bombings of 2002 and 2005 we follow her quest for her "paradise" and for the meaning of "passion" in a post 9/11 world.

BEFORE DAWN : The Poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono
Compiled and Translated by John H. McGlynn
Price: US$21.00


A beautifully hard-bound collection of poetic works by this most prolific and celebrated Indonesian Poet, educator and literary critic.133 poems offer a well-rounded view of the author's perspectives on life. Indeed these poems speak for "everyperson" as Sapardi can eloquently put into verse emotions and dreams which we all share. The translator, John McGlynn, is the co- founder of the Lontar Foundation, which has been instrumental in making available to the English language reader scores of Indonesian literary works.Stunning contemporary illustrations by Jeihan Sukmantoro.

THE DIARY OF R.S. Musings on Art
by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Price: US$8.00


It is hard to write a small synopsis on an exceptional collection of work such as this. So, let Laksmi Pamuntjak speak for herself: "These stories are not about paintings as a discourse..... Rather, they are my own musings in the imaginary worlds they open up : of venturing into the open space of its possibilities, of drawing out of it a glimpse of its mysteries, its secret life, and of pondering the eternal glow of what remains concealed". An exceptional collection of stories from this internationally acclaimed Indonesian writer.Elegantly interspersed with colourful reproductions of the paintings that inspired the stories it is a joy to hold and devour.

JATUH BISU/FALLING IN SILENCE
by Ketut Yuliarsa
Price: US$8.00

A bilingual (Indonesian and English) collection of contemporary Balinese Poems by one of Bali's leading poets.These poems contemplate the modern Balinese people's struggle between tradition and today's values.This compilation of work spans the period between 1996 and 2006 and includes the lyrical verse written for the theatre production of "The Theft of Sita" which toured throughout Europe, America and Australia in 2001/2.The poems are not literal translations but rather have been written and rewritten in both languages to enhance the reader's experience.


THE JAVA MAN
by Jamie James
Price: US$15.00

For more than a hundred years, nothing has changed at Thistlewaite, a gloomy old mansion in rural England that shelters a community of poets and scholars with lots of money at their disposal but little common sense. Then a mysterious stranger, a poet from Java, arrives in their midst. Noor brings with him healing potions, a magic kris and a bawdy epic - fascinating glimpses of a world utterly remote to the innocent inhabitants. A gripping story from a very talented author.


DANCING OUT OF BALI
by John Coast
With a Forward by David Attenborough
Price: US$15.00

A fabulous memoir by John Coast finally reprinted for us all to enjoy. This is his personal tale of life in Bali during the revolution in Indonesia and his drive to bring a troupe of Balinese Dancers to London and Broadway. One of those dancers was the very famous and much loved 12 year old Ni Gusti Raka. She became a star overnight and captured the hearts of all the audiences. John Coast was born in England, interned by the Japanese during World War 11, sent to work on the Burma Railway and after the war became press attache to President Sukarno. Returning to England in the 1950's he became an international performing arts impresario. A wonderful tale of Balinese culture and dance.


DURGA/UMAYI: A NOVEL
by Y.B. Mangunwijaya
Price: US$22.00

Set in the 1930's this satirical story of Durga/Umayi follows the fortunes of a poor village woman who becomes a servant in the household of President Soekarno. She does well for herself but also loses her kin and identitiy. Mangunwijaya delves into many aspects of Indonesian culture, exploring political ideas, gender issues and the widely pervasive world of traditional magic and shadow plays.


INTO THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS
by Kim Patra
Price: US$15.00

In The Arms of The Angels is the true story of a medical volunteer who recounts the first traumatic days following the bombing of a busy Kuta nightspot that claimed the lives of hundreds, wounding and maiming many more.

Kim Patra, an expatriate nurse, was but one of a massive group of volunteers and professionals that tackled the multi faceted challenge following this tragic event; she writes this poignant account through the eyes of a health professional, an expatriate, a woman and a mother.



FRAGRANT RICE
by Janet De Neefe
Price: US$20.00

Full of family stories, descriptive detail and brimming with infectious enthusiasm, Fragrant Rice is a lifestyle book with a difference. When Janet De Neefe made her first trip to Bali in 1984 she felt an immediate connection to the island. There, she fell in love with the Balinese, their culture and their food. Now almost twenty years later, Janet and her husband Ketut have four children and run two highly successful restaurants in Ubud, Bali. Fragrant Rice is an intriguing life story with food as its main ingredient. The book is interspersed with mouth-watering Balinese receipes.


ISLAND OF BALI
by Miguel Covarrubias
Price: US$24.95

Originally published in 1937, Island of Bali is still considered the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. A birds-eye view of Balinese life and culture, it includes a survey of the islands' history, geography and social structure, and paints a captivating picture of Balinese art, music and drama. Complementing the text are drawings, half-tone photographs and a full-colour insert.


MENAGERIE 1
Price: US$20.00

This volume is the first of an occasional series focusing on the Indonesian short story but also including literary and pictorial essays and poetry.


MENAGERIE 2
Out of Print

As wide-ranging in theme as the first volume in this series, Menagerie 2 offers readers a new and different tour of Indonesia through its literature.


MENAGERIE 3
Price: US$20.00

Featuring the short stories of Idrus, one of Indonesia's best known writers, this volume also offers a pictorial essay on East Timor, poetry and essays on the topic of freedom of expression.


MENAGERIE 4
Price: US$20.00

Indonesian Fiction, Poetry, Photographs, Essays
John H.McGlynn, Series Editor
I Nyoman Darma Putra, Guest Editor
Published by the Lontar Foundation, Jakarta.
At last Menagerie 4 and it is well worth waiting for. This issue is specifically featuring Balinese writers and stories including I Nyoman Darma Putra, Faisal Baraas, Gde Aryantha Soethama, Gde Winnyana, Kipandjikusmin, Mas Ruscitadewi, Oka Rusmini, Putu Arya Tirtawirya, Putu Oka Sukanta, Putu Wijaya and Wayan Dani. Also very fine poetry by D.S. Putra Negara, Putu Fajar Arcana, Tan Lioe Le, Umbu Landu Paranggi and a literary essay by I Nyoman Darma. A very timely look at Bali today by the finest of contemporary Balinese/Indonesian writers.



TO LOVE, TO WANDER: THE POETRY OF SITOR SITUMORANG
Price: US$20.00

The more than one hundred poems in this book trace the development of Indonesia's longest reigning poet, from before the revolution through the turbulent 1960 and finally to his current residence abroad.


BALI 2DAY
by Jean Couteau and others
Price: US$10.00

Bali 2Day is a revised collection of? humourous stories and articles which appeared in the "English Corner" of Bali's daily newspaper Bali Post between 1991 and 1994.? The principal writer and editor is Jean Couteau and he is joined by Ketut Yuliarsa Sastrawan, Benito Lopulalan, Usadi Wiryatnaya, Degung Santikarma and others.? This volume deals with tourism, migration, sex and identity.? If you think you know Bali, read this collection and enjoy these ironic and witty snippets of Balinese life.


THIS EARTH OF MANKIND
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$18.00

This remarkable book is the first in the Buru Quartet, originally recited orally by Indonesian political prisoner Pramoedya Ananta Toer to his fellow cell-mates in daily instalments. Minke is a young Javanese Student, the son of a nobleman, who has lived equally amongst the colonists and colonized of late nineteenth century Java. He falls in love with Annelies, an Indo-European girl, and it is through her that he embraces his world - the world of Indonesia - with all of its beauty, possibilities, brutalities and anger.


A CHILD OF ALL NATIONS
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$18.00

The second in the Buru quartet, Child of All Nations follows Minke, a Dutch-educated Javanese writer, as he is awakened to the oppression and injustices of the European regime in his country. He struggles to find his voice and the voice of his people and in doing so comes up against corruption and tragedy. This book was also recited orally by Pramoedya Ananta Toer to his cell-mates.


FOOTSTEPS
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$18.00

The third volume in the Buru Quartet by Indonesian political prisoner Pramoedya Ananta Toer. We follow Minke, the Dutch-educated journalist as he and his country move into the twentieth centure. He tries to settle into Medical School and leave the past behind him but he finds himself caught up again in the injustices of colonial exploitation. We follow him as he struggles not only to understand his world, but to change it. In this book Minke embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery that takes him and the reader through the colourful and turbulent world of the Dutch East Indies.


HOUSE OF GLASS
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$18.00

Indonesian writer and dissident Pramoedya Ananta Toer concludes his epic of Indonesian nationhood in this story of Minke, the talented, bold and imaginative leader whose life now takes a dramatic new form.


THE FUGITIVE
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$18.00

Written while Pramoedya Ananta Toer was imprisoned by the Dutch for his role in the Indonesian revolution after World War II, The Fugitive was his first major novel, and the first to be published in the United States.
The Fugitive,set during the final days of war, tells the horrendous story of a young platoon leader who has led a failed nationalist revolt against the Japanese forces occupying Indonesia. He is betrayed by a co-conspirator and is forced to disguise himself as a beggar. This book combines accute political and social criticism with an emotional narrative. It is the timeless story of a soldier?s return home with memories that will haunt him forever.


TALES FROM DJAKARTA
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$17.00

Tales from Djakarta is a collection of thirteen short stories written between 1948 and 1956 ?Ea period of bitter transition from the revolutionary era to the beginnings of military rule in Indonesia. These stories give us a taste of Pramoedya's earlier writings, and also lead us on a tragic tour through mid-century Jakarta with her downtrodden residents as our guides.


THE KING, THE WITCH AND THE PRIEST
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$15.00

"Centuries ago, there was, in the eastern part of the island of Java, a kingdom by the name of Daha..." So begins The King, the Witch and the Priest, a fable with contemporary allure that is based on the story of Calon Arang, a Javanese legend dating from the twelfth century.

As tradition tells it, Calon Arang was a powerful witch from the village of Girah who had a beautiful daughter named Ratna Manggali who could find no husband. No man would have her for fear of her mother.

Calon Arang became so angered by her daughter?s plight that she spread pestilence throughout the kingdom. To deal with the problem, King Erlangga ordered his most respected priest, Empu Baradah, to get rid of Calon Arang. This proved to be no easy task as Calon Arang owned a book containing all the secrets of sorcery.

This ancient tale, as retold by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, exhibits a remarkable relevance to contemporary life with timeless lessons such as the triumph of good over evil and the ever-possible eternal salvation of one?s soul.


IT'S NOT AN ALL NIGHT FAIR
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$15.00

"Centuries ago, there was, in the eastern part of the island of Java, a kingdom by the name of Daha..." So begins The King, the Witch and the Priest, a fable with contemporary allure that is based on the story of Calon Arang, a Javanese legend dating from the twelfth century.

As tradition tells it, Calon Arang was a powerful witch from the village of Girah who had a beautiful daughter named Ratna Manggali who could find no husband. No man would have her for fear of her mother.

Calon Arang became so angered by her daughter?s plight that she spread pestilence throughout the kingdom. To deal with the problem, King Erlangga ordered his most respected priest, Empu Baradah, to get rid of Calon Arang. This proved to be no easy task as Calon Arang owned a book containing all the secrets of sorcery.

This ancient tale, as retold by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, exhibits a remarkable relevance to contemporary life with timeless lessons such as the triumph of good over evil and the ever-possible eternal salvation of one?s soul.


THE GIRL FROM THE COAST
by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Price: US$12.00

A fourteen year old village girl's arranged marriage to a Javanese aristocrat marks the beginning of her lonely and painful path to maturity. Her carefree and independent spirit is gradually maimed, and as she adopts the ways of the aristocracy, she realizes aristocrats are just as impoverished, oppressed and crass as commoners. The Girl from the Coast is an inspiring novel that celebrates the spirit of the common people. It is passionate and strong, yet tender and moving. Deeply rooted in Indonesia's sociopolitical concerns, it intricately explores power relations between classes and sexes


THE SWEAT OF PEARLS
Short Stories about Women of Bali
by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translated by Vern Cork
Price: US$10.00

A wonderful collection of stories by this well known Balinese writer Putu Oka Sukanta who was imprisoned for many years for his political beliefs. This anthology outlines the changes facing Balinese women today as they move from traditional roles into modern challenges.


A HOUSE IN BALI
by Colin McPhee
Price: US$19.95

"In 1929 this young Canadian-born musician chanced upon rare gramophone recordings of Balinese gamelan music which changed his life. From that moment, he lived for the day when he could set foot on the island where the clear, metallic music originated. He was able to realize his dreams and spent almost a decade there during the 1930's. Much has been written on Bali but this classic work from 1946 remains the only narrative by a western musician"


THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO
by Alfred Russell Wallace
Price: US$24.
95

"A century and a half after it was first published, this book remains one of the great classics of natural history and travel-perhaps the greatest. Alfred Russell Wallace (1823-1913) deserves equal billing with Charles Darwin for this independently drawn but parallel conclusions on the theory of evolution. The Malay Archipelago is an extraordinarily accessible book. There is a wealth of detail about pre-modern life in the Indonesian archipelago which Wallace accumulated on over 60 separate journeys spanning some 14,000 miles"

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AMBA (in Indonesian)
by Laksmi Pamuntjak
Price: US$8.00

Amba is the long-awaited new novel by Laksmi Pamuntjak and is a modern version of Amba and Bhisma from the Mahabharata epic. This chronicle is set against the backdrop of the bloody historical events of 1965 and the penal colony of Buru Island. Amba is the eldest child of a teacher in Kapipura, Central Java. She left her small town, to study English at the University of Gadjah Mada and became engaged to a lecturer. They were separated during the events of 1965 and Bhisma is lost. Many years later, when she is married to a German, she discovers that Bhisma has died on the Buru Island.


LASKAR PELANGI (also available in English as Rainbow Troops - US$18.00)
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$10.00

Andrea Hirata is an contemporary Indonesian novelist whose debut novel, The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi) shattered all national book sale recores, making him the best selling author in Indonesian to date. The Rainbow Troops, set on Belitong Island, tells the story of a tight-knit group of students and their teachers fighting for education and dignity, even as they face continual hardship. Fabulously rich in natural resources, Belitong is also home to chronic poverty and educational discrimination. This amazing story tells of a persistent young teacher and her tireless efforts to fight for her ten students' right to an education.


EDENSOR (also available in English - US$10.00)
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$8.00

This novel is based on the true life story of the writer. We follow Ikal (Andrea) and Arai (his cousin and bet friend) though their journey in Europe. They travel from Belitong Island to the Sorbonne University in France where they both have received a scholarship. They meet many students from around the world and so Ikal and Arai learn more than just Academic knowledge - they learn about life itself. An inspirational journey and an inspirational book.


SAMAN (in Indonesian)
by Ayu Utami
Price: $10.00

Saman is a story filtered through the lives of its feisty female protagonists and the enigmatic "hero" Saman. It is at once an expose of the oppression of plantation workers in South Sumatra, a lyrical quest to understand the place of religion and spirituality in contemporary lives, a playful exploration of female sexuality and a story about love in all its guises, while touching on all of Indonesia's taboos: extramarital sex, political repression and the relationship between Christians and Muslims.


MADRE (in Indonesian)
by Dee (Dewi Lestari)
Price: $8.00

Dewi Lestari is known as Dee by her fans and is a very multitalented individual. She is a well known singer and now also a well known writer. She found great acclaim with her "Supernova" books and now this new compilation of short stories is thrilling her readers. In this collection of stories book she manages to inject issues of love, identity, fate and soulmates into her plots without pushing readers to her own conclusions.


TANTRI: PEREMPUHAN YANG BERCERITA (in Indonesian)
by Cok Sawitri
Price: $8.00

Cok Sawitri is one of Bali's most prominent contemporary writers. She was born into a Balinese Royal Family and grew up within a strong tradition of oral storytelling. Her 2 previous novels, "Janda Dari Jirah" ("The Widow from Jirah" and "Sutasoma" were both inspired by classical Balinese tales. This novel centers on a woman named Ni Diah Tantri, the daughter of a charismatic and wise prime minister of the Patali Nagantun kingdom, a prosperous empire ruled by the handsome bachelor King Eswaryadala. Using a traditional fable storyline Cok Sawitri weaves a story about how to live life and appreciate all around us.


9 SUMMERS 10 AUTUMNS (in Indonesian)
by Iwan Setyawan
Price: $10.00

This book is about the power of education to change the lives of ordinary people. Iwan Setyawan and his family moved to New York City to pursue Iwan's dream of an education. It is full of inspiration and a testament to fulfilling life's ambitions by hard work and determination. All wrapped in the love of a close-knit family.


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INDONESIA: LAW AND SOCIETY (2nd Edition)
by Tim Lindsey (editor)
Price: US$70.00

Indonesia: Law and Society tracks and explains the extraordinary process of Reformasi in Indonesia, the radical programme of legal, political and social change that replaced authoritarianism after the fall of Soeharto in 1998. The authors cover a wide range of contemporary legal issues in Indonesian today : commercial law, land law, constitutional change, terrorism, corruption, human rights, race and gender discrimination, labour law and bankruptcy law. This book is the most comprehensive English language analysis of current Indonesian Law. Contributors include Tim Lindsey, Daniel S Lev, David Bourchier, Leo Schmit, Daniel Fitzpatrick and many more.


SRIRO'S DESK REFERENCE OF INDONESIAN LAW 2008
by Andrew L. Sriro
Price: US$49.95

Sriro's Desk Reference of Indonesian Law 2008 provides access to the Indonesian Legal system in a clear and concise format. Covering such areas as Indonesian Banking, Indonesian Courts, Contracts, Employment and Immigration, Intellectual Property, Property Ownership, Property Rights etc. The author is an attorney practicing law in Jakarta. He holds licenses from the Indonesian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the California State Bar. He has served as a guest lecturer at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Borobudur and has delivered lectures at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the Supreme Court.

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PAINTED IN THE TROPICS The Life and Times of Swiss Artist Theo Meier
by Harold Stephens
Price: US$21.95

Theo Meier left his home in Basel at the age of 23 to follow in the footsteps of Paul Gauguin and so began his journey into Southeast Asia. He lived for 22 years in Bali and 24 years in Chiang Mai. Theo was a part of a group of artists to live and work in these idyllic areas. His friends included Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Le Mayeur, Han Snell, Donald Friend, Mario Blanco, Willem Hofker and Arie Smit. The author, Harold Stephens, was personally acquainted with Theo Meier so this is indeed an insight into the man and the artist.


SALVATION OF THE SOUL / Nyoman Erawan
by Rizki Ahmad Zaelani and Wayan Seriyoga Parta
Price: US$35.00 (Limited Edition of 1000)

Nyoman Erawan is Bali's most popular abstract artist.This book is written by Rizki Ahmad Zaelani and Wayan Seriyoga Parta. It is bilingual (Indonesian / English) and the translator is Camelia Lestari. It is a Limited Edition of 1000 books. 235 pages, full colour plates including photographs of performing arts rituals and installations. Ganesha Bookshops Bali


ISLAND OF THE SPIRITS
by John Stanmeyer
Price: US$60.00

Spirits are everywhere in Bali - in trees, temples, mountains, stones and water, and all are sacred to the Balinese. John Stanmeyer spent 5 years living in Bali, creating this reportage through the uninhibited and timeless lens of a Holga. His photographs capture practices from decades past, transcending the temporal as they live on today and into the unforeseen future. This body of work stresses the historicity of spiritual life of Bali, consisting of deeply layered imagery that is witnessed, understood and explained in full by few, yet practiced by millions.


LE MAYEUR DE MERPRES - Painter, Traveller
by J. Ubbens and C. Huizing
Text in both English and Dutch
Price: US$230.00

A stunning book of the Belgian impressionist painter, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880-1958), Jean Le Mayeur, as he was known, arrived in Bali in 1932 where he met and married his muse and wife, Ni Nyoman Pollok. He remained in Bali for the rest of his life. The Japanese occupation of Indonesia during World War 11 resulted in Le Mayeur being placed under house arrest. He continued to paint using rice sack for canvas. Tourism played a vital role in the international circulation of his work as travellers eagerly bought his art. The artist's house is now a museum in Sanur in its original condition, with over 80 works exhibited.


WALTER SPIES a life in art
by John Stowell
Price: US$150.00

A painter, musician, photographer, choreographer, architect.....When he died more than 70 years ago, the artist Walter Spies was known to only a few close friends. Now he is prized as one of the finest painters of the tropical landscape. His life and deeds in Bali gradually took on mythical proportions. This is a fully-documented biography in an 80,000 word text. It places the works and related documents in chronological order and supplies a catalogue of all the known works, including mention of those that have been lost. Spies was the co-founder with Rudolf Bonnet of the Pita Maha organisation of artists in Ubud . He had a close relationship with the King of Ubud, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati and together they fostered the art of Bali, especially in the Ubud area.


NYOMAN MASRIADI: Reconfiguring the Body
by T. K. Sabapathy
Price: US$140.00

Nyoman Masriadi is currently Southeast Asia's most well-received and most highly collected contemporary artist. This publication includes an extensive review of his works, his life and inspirations - through the words of art critics, T.K. Sabapathy and Goenawan Mohamed. The visual imagery and narratives in his paintings are derived from observation of social life. Reactive against formalism, his early works show him sparring with Western modernism in the guise of cubism but meshing it with caricature, the cutting street language Indonesians use. Goenawan Mohamad uncovers the local complexities and richness of contemporary Indonesian society and experience.


INVENTING ART: THE PAINTINGS OF BATUAN BALI
by Bruce Granquist
Price: US$65.00

This is an extra-ordinary book - lavishly illustrated with 327 full colour reproductions, maps and diagrams. This book aims to make accessible the extraordinary paintings of the Batuan style. It does this by explaining some of the cultural codes that the paintings contain, as well as narratives that link them to the rich Balinese traditions. The book concentrates on the Batuan elements of line, shape and tone and through these elements communicates the meanings beyond Batuan's cultural life. A heavy tome, filled with beautiful reproductions and illustrations


BALINESE ART: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS OF BALI 1800-2010
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$49.95

Balinese Art is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese Painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene. Balinese art has been popular and widely collected around the world for many decades. Starting with a discussion of the island's aesthetic traditions and how Balinese art whould be viewed and understood, this book goes on to present pre-colonial painting traditions, some of which are still practicedin the village of Kamasan - the home of "classical" Balinese art. However, the main focus is the development of new styles starting in the 1930's and how these gradually evolved in response to the tourist industry that has come to dominate the island.


PLAITED ARTS FROM THE BORNEO RAINFOREST
Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: US$70.00

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.


MAJAPAHIT TERRACOTTA: The Soedarmadji Jean Henry Damais Collection
by J. H. Damais Soedarmadji
Price: US$19.95

The Majapahit Empries (13 - 16th Century) was based in the contemporary regency of mojokerta, East Java, Indonesia. Majapahit reached its peak during the reign of Rajasanagara, popularly known as Hayam Wuruk (1350-1389). Some of the brick structures of the ancient city, including gateways, temples and pools, can be still be seen today around the village of Trowulan in Mojokerto, reflecting the architecture that once defined the place. Besides stone statues and inscriptions, this mighty kingdom also left testimonies of everyday life in the form of terracotta artifacts. This book is a guide for collectors of Majapahit terracotta, to enable them to better distinguish authentic pieces from fakes or replicas. It will provice readers with insight into the exciting variety of this little known art form.


ETHNIC JEWELLERY FROM INDONESIA
Continuity and Evolution
Text by Bruce. W. Carpenter
Photographs by Philippe Heurtault
Price: US$90.00

Illustrated with nearly 600 photographs of rare jewellery amassed over 30 years by collector Manfred Gehmann, this book explores the depth and breadth of an ancient and magnificent tradition of the Indonesian people. The Jewellery represented in this book is from Indonesia's outer islands including Sumatra, Borneoi, Sulawesi, Sumba and Maluku. The history of the jewellery is told from the perspective of the materials used,including gold, silver, brass, ivory, shell and animal teeth. A definitive book on the magnificent jewellery of this archipelago.


GOLD JEWELLERY OF THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO
Text by Anne Richter and Bruce W. Carpenter
Photography by Jorg Sundermann
Price: US$110.00

Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago features ore than 700 unpublished masterpieces from the tribal, ethnic and courtly gold body ornament traditions of Indonesia's outer islands - Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Lesser Sundas and Southeast Maluku. These pieces date from the 4th to the 20th century and many are extremely rare and of high quality. This latest research has been woven together to produce a groundbreaking new book that thrusts the virtuoso gold work of Indonesia into the international spotlight.


OGOH-OGOH: Balinese Monsters
by Tamarra Kaida
Price: US$30.00

Tamarra Kaida is a Bali-based photographer and writer and this wonderful book on the Ogoh-Ogoh of Bali is an excellent collection of the fabulous Ogoh-Ogoh that appear in Bali each Nyepi celebration. These enormous papier-mache and foam effigies of monsters appear at the Ngrupuk parade the evening before Nyepi - the day of silence, that marks the first day of the Balinese calendar. They are made by the local communities around Bali and each year seem to become even more adventurous and artful. Sarita Newson, the publisher, includes an explanatory text.


OLD JAVANESE GOLD : The Hunter Thompson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery
by John Miksic
Price: US$60.00

This is a revised and updated edition of an earlier publication of Valerie and Hunter Thompson's extraordinary gift of Javanese gold objects to the Yale University Art Gallery. New photography and a fresh design, with updated essays to include more recent discoveries such as the Wonoboyo Gold hoard. The objects themselves are of exceptional quality and include jewellery, clothing accessories, statues, coins and containers.


MEMORIES OF THE SACRED (very large format - 30cm x 42cm)
by Rio Helmi
Price: US$65.00

This is an outstanding book of the most wonderful photographs of Bali. Rio Helmi is a well-known and well-respected photographer living and working on the island of Bali. He has a deep insight into the Balinese people and can capture the essence of the beauty and sacredness of both the Balinese people and the island they inhabit. The photographs depict many outlying temples and rarely seen trance rites, old dance forms and unusual traditions. The majority of images are black and white and some are printed in sepia tone - this gives us a sense of history and agedness evoking both mystery and romance.


BALI INSPIRES
The Rudana Art Collection
by Jean Couteau
Price: US$49.95

Bali Inspires explores the art of Bali, past and present, as seen through the lens of the Rudana family and their deep, abiding love of Bali. Featuring art in the Museum Rudana, the Rudana Fine Art Gallery and the Rudana family's private collection, this book is an extraordinary glimpse into the heart of Bali.


BALI: ART, RITUAL, PERFORMANCE
by Natasha Reichle
Price: US$49.50

Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance presents a holistic view of the ways that art, ritual and performance interrelate within the seamless fabric of Balinese life. This book celebrates the beauty of this magical island that has attracted artists, dancers, celebrities and scholars for generations. A weighty, large format book full of gorgeous photographs and informative text.


LEGACY IN CLOTH: Batak Textiles of Indonesia (hard cover)
by Sandra Niessen
Price: US$100.00

Legacy in Cloth: Batak Textiles of Indonesia offers the first definitive study of woven cloth from the Batak areas of Toba, Simalungun and Karo Batak. This is a record of more than 100 different design types, including archival and contemporary phtographs showing how the textiles are woven and how they are used in Batak culture. This is an extraordinary book with outstanding photography, highly informative text and is a worthy addition to your library of books on Indonesian textiles.


LIFE, DEATH & MAGIC 200 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art
Publisher: Thames & Hudson/National Gallery of Australia
Price: US$80.00

Life death and magic: 2000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art provides an evocative overview of the region's ancestral arts and culture, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. Beautifully designed, it is prolifically illustrated with works of art from countries and regions including Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, East Timor, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia and southern China which are drawn from museums around the world and the National Gallery of Australia's exceptional collection of Southeast Asian art. From the exhibition held in the National Gallery of Australia October 2010.


RUDOLF SCHMIDT - A Voyage From Europe to the Far East
by Roland Held
English and German Texts
Price: US$115.00

This beautiful book explores the life and art of Rudolf Schmidt. This talented German artist invites us to travel to numerous countries from Europe to the Far East through his paintings. Rudolf Schmidt is probably one of the last few artists following the great tradition of Post-Impressionist style. This is demonstrated throughout his work by the importance he places on the reflection of light. Paintings of Holland, France, Spain, Germany, Bali, Java, Borneo and Sumatra.


RAMAYANA IN FOCUS: Visual and Performing Arts of Asia
Price: US$50.00

This book features twenty articles from reputed international scholars about the Ramayana in Asia. The book focuses on the Ramayana epic in literary, visual, performing and contemporary art forms in different Asian cultures. This is the first book from the new research and publications unit of the Asian Civilisations Museum of Singapore. Illustrations from many many sources and a full bibliography and index.


AN ARTIST'S JOURNEY TO BALIi: The Island of Art, Magic and Mystery
by Betty Reynolds (Text and Illustrations)
Price: US$16.95

Written and illustrated by renowned artist Betty Reynolds, An Artist's Journey to Bali is a cultural exploration into the mysterious Indonesian island of Bali. In this beautifully illustrated artist's sketchbook, the author shares her good fortune of meeting many Balinese who allowed her to witness important aspects of their lives and culture, and to participate in the religious rituals that mark their passage through the major stages of life.


IDA BAGUS MADE - The Art of Devotion
by Kaja McGowan, Adrian Vickers, Soemantri Widagdo, Benedict R. O'G Anderson
Price: US$50.00

This book is the catalogue of a major exhibition of work by the maestro of Balinese painting Ida Bagus Made who was one of the Pitamaha founders and is generally regarded as one of the most influential Balinese artists today. This exhibition marked the 50th anniversay of Puri Lukisan Museum and fifty paintings from the estate of the artist were presented to the public for the first time. Beautifully presented and well researched.


GERARD PIETER ADOLFS : Painter of Java and Bali (1808 - 1968)
by Eveline Borntraeger-Stoll and Giani Orsini
Price: US$199.50

A sumptuous book of 420 pages, this is a major volume of the work of this extraordinary painter. Adolfs was born in Surabaya in 1898 to a Dutch family and much of his career was established in Holland. A lavish book with several hundred colour plates, bibliography and a catalogue of works 1923-67. This book is unusual in its design combining photos, memorabilia, drawings, and sketches.


PIONEERS OF BALINESE PAINTING
The Collection of Rudolf Bonnet
by H. Spanjaard
Price: US$55.00

The Balinese works of art featured in this catalogue were collected between 1929 and 1958 by the Dutch artist Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978) while he lived and worked in the Balinese village Ubud. Bonnet befriended the Prince of Ubud, Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (d.1978) and lived in the palace grounds in Ubud during his early years on Bali. The catalogue is divided into four geographical areas: Tampaksiring, Ubud, Batuan and Sanur. The specific characteristics of each of these areas are examined. The works in the catalogue are from the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden University and the permanent exhibition in the Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud.


SUTASOMA: The ancient tale of a Buddha-Prince from a 14th century Javanese kakawin
Translated with commentary by Kate O'Brien
Price: US$ 45.00

The 14th century epic poem, Sutasoma, relates the life of a prince, born an incarnation of the Jina-Buddha Wairocana. It follows his spiritual journey to enlightenment, and his temporal journey through marriage, kingship and eventual victory over the mighty, world-threatening demon, Poruda. Kate O'Brien's new translation delivers to the reader a highly approachable and lively rendition of this Buddhist epic, comparable in both complexity and scale to that of the Ramayana, yet significantly less known or understood. This entertaining and attractively illustrated edition will appeal to readers with interest in the literary traditions of southeast Asia and of tantric Buddhism, and also to a wider audience who wish to understand the foundations, both mystical and practical, underpinning much of Javanese and Balinese society today.


INDONESIAN WOMEN ARTISTS : The Curtain Opens
by Carla Bianpoen, Farah Wardhani and Wulan Dirgantoro
Price: US$70.00

At last, after over 70 years of Indonesian modern history, women artists are aptly represented here in this new book by Carla Bianpoen, renowned art journalist, Farah Wardhani, curator/writer and Wulan Dirgantora, curator / writer. There is a strong emphasis on the artists' biographical facts and how these relate to their works. The artists selected for this book have proven themselves over time by making their marks within the Indonesian art world, either by making aesthetic breakthroughs and their talents and skills, or by contributing greatly to the art and cultural discourse.


BALI IN THE 1930's - Photographs and Sculptures
by Arthur Fleischman
Price: US$99.00

This is a luxurious book published by a very fine specialist art publisher, Pictures Publisher. The text is by Paul de Bont and is based on the original manuscript written by Arthur Fleischmann during his stay in Sydney, Australia between 1939 and 1948. Arthur Fleischmann was born in 1896 in Bratislava where he studied to be a medical doctor. He also studied sculpture in Vienna and in 1937 left Europe for South Africa, then Zanzibar and on to Indonesia. "I came to Bali as a sculptor, and the Balinese have been a tremendous inspiration in my work. But sculpting is slow.... such that it can give only a few crystallised symbols of life. Photographs can capture the beauty of the human figure, especially the beauty of Balinese women".


SACRED PAINTING IN BALI: Tradition in Transition
by Thomas L. Cooper
Price: US$45.00

Sacred Painting in Bali is a vibrant form of folk art. Unlike Balinese commercial art, sacred paintings, once they are dedicated in a temple are believed to possess spiritual power. They are not preserved as 'works of art', but are regarded as craft products made for a specific purpose and expected to wear out in time. Sacred Paintings are 'traditional' paintings in Bali and are derived from traditional narrative, legends, fables and the Hindu epics of Mahabhrata and Ramayana. They convey a vision of niskala, the unseen world and are functionally religious. Sacred Painting is well researched and contains ninety-six full coloured pictures of painters and their works taken by the author himself.


ICONS OF ART
by John Miksic and Joop Ave (editors)
Price: US$50.00

The Indonesian National Museum in Jakarta is one of the oldest in Asia, with a history dating from the late 18th century. Its collections span an immense range in time and space, covering millions of years of natural and human history, and thousands of islands. Many of these collections have never been exhibited due to lack of available space thus the publication of this book is very welcome indeed, as it provides the readers with a chance to see these wonderful artefacts. A bibliography and museum time-line included.


BALI. JUNGLE OF SIGNS
by D.Matto
Price: US$34.95

On a trip to Bali the Swiss artist and graphic designer Donald Neuburger was so taken with the powerful signs on the streets of Bali that he decided to dedicate a book to it. The streets of Bali give us a living canvas of ever-changing signs, advertisements, lettering and lots of other graphic mediums of expression. They are beautifully executed works of art and provide a very different perspective of the special culture of the Balinese people.


DIARIES OF DONALD FRIEND, Vol 4
The Bali Diary
Edited by Paul Hetherington
Price: US$52.50

Donald Friend's legendary years in Bali in the 1960s and 1970s and his subsequent final decade in Australia are revealed in detail in this fourth and final volume of The Diaries of Donald Friend. In Bali, he lived luxuriously, even keeping his own gamelan orchestra. He entertained numerous visitors including Mick Jagger and the Duke and Duchess of Beford. Despite increasing ill-health, Friend continued to revel in his life's drama and creativity, remaining an eloquent often charming and sometimes irascible companion. Included in this book are over 60 drawings from his diaries, many of them in colour.


INDONESIAN CONTEMPORARY ART NOW
by Marc Bollansee and Enin Supriyanto
Price: US$70.00

This publication is a comprehensive view of Indonesian contemporary art today with a detailed look at some of the most highly esteemed artists in the Indonesian Art Market. More than 80 high quality reproductions of art works representing both locally and internationally acclaimed Indonesian contemporary artists and essays by both Marc Bollansee and Enin Supriyanto. Biographical summaries of the artists with their aims and ambitions.


THEO MEIER : A SWISS ARTIST UNDER THE TROPICS
by Didier Hamel
US$130 (Hard Cover) and US$110 (Soft Cover)

Theo Meier was born in Bubendorf/Basel-Champagne in 1908 and from a very early age had made up his mind that he wanted to be an artist. He enrolled at the Basel School for Arts and Craft and worked his way through a scholarship and short studies in Berlin and Dresden. He dreamed of going "East" to the "Tropics" like Gauguin and others before him. He set off to find his inspiration in the south seas and arrived in Papeete, Tahiti, then on to Bora-Bora. After a short tour of the New Hebrides, New Caledonia and Australia he went on to Hong Kong, China and Singapore and then finally to Bali where he stayed for 20 years. He loved painting the Balinese women and the picturesque landscapes surrounding him. He went on to settle in Thailand where he also spent 25 years painting. Theo Meier died in Basel in 1982 and his ashes were scattered over the two inspirational places that so dominated his life, Bali and Thailand. This book is both enlightening and entertaining. It so aptly describes the fascination for the east of that time, interspersed with political, cultural and social events that shaped this artist's life.


BATAK SCULPTURE
by Achim Sibeth and Bruce Carpenter
Price: US$75.00

"Although the art of the Batak tribes in the mountains of northern Sumatra has been admired by collectors and scholars since the 19th century, only a limited number of pieces have appeared in publications over the years. This illustrated book showcases hundreds of masterpieces of Batak sculpture from the Mandala collection. With texts by the world's leading Batak expert, Achim Sibeth, and Indonesian art expert, Bruce Carpenter, this book is a milestone in the literature on Southeast Asian tribal art".


BALI BRAVO
Agus Dermawan
Price: US$55.00

This is an excellent catalogue of an exhibition held in both Jakarta and Ubud in 2006 by the Bali Bangkit organisation. Essentially it is the culmination of 100 years of traditional Balinese Art and features Balinese Dance Masks, Wayang Topeng Masks, Wayang Kulit Puppets as well as the extraordinary array of Balinese Paintings. It has a bilingual text and is richly illustrated throughout.


The Art of Lesser Sundas
by Anthony F. Granucci

Price: US$65.00

Presenting for the first time over 150 artifacts from the Author's private collection, this book offers a rare glimpse into an area of art history and prehistory which has hitherto been insufficiently explored. The richly illustrated text traces the origins of artifacts from the Lesser Sundas east of Bali, back to the time when the islands were first inhabited by man, before establishing them firmly in their historical and cultural context. Providing invaluable insight from the beginnings of what is popularly known as Oceanic art, this volume is essential for anyone interested in art history, archaeology or Indonesian culture.


Modern Indonesian Art: From Raden Saleh to the Present Day
by Koes Karnadi
Price: US$58.00

Koes Karnadi has compiled an extremely informative guide to Indonesian Art. He has presented for us Indonesia's foremost distinguished artists and crosses over many different Indonesian art movements. Beautifully laid out and carefully researched, this book is a very welcome addition for us all. Koes Karnadi is well known and well respected in the Indonesian Art world. This book will become an invaluable reference guide to all who are interested in the evolution of Modern Indonesian Art.


TREASURES OF BALI A Guide to Museums in Bali
by Richard Mann
Price: US$29.99


Treasures of Bali is a new full-colour guide, published by Gateway Books International in cooperation with The Bali Museum Association (HIMUSBA), that provides a comprehensive overview of all of the island's outstanding museums, both private and public. Bali has more than 23 museums scattered around the island. They are filled with various artifacts from Balinese painting, Balinese sculpture, bronze implements, stone sarcophagi to ancient lontar (palm leaf manuscripts) and Balinese Textiles. Richard Mann has visited them all and detailed here just where each of these museums are, complete with a floor plan and very useful maps. Each entry has details of the museums telephone and fax numbers, email and web addresses, opening hours and facilities. The book is richly illustrated with selected examples from outstanding collections.

CALON ARANG The Story of a Woman Sacrificed to Patriatrchy
Lyrical Prose
by Toeti Heraty
Price: US$22.95


The legend of Calon Arang is the story of an act of exorcism against a perceived witch and the balance between good and evil. Toeti Heraty has been inspired to retell this legend in a contemporary style and use it to depict the disparities between genders. Heraty is Indonesia's foremost feminist poet and through this retelling of Calon Arang brings attention to the causes and to the futility of the war between the sexes. Lavishly illustrating the story are stunning paintings by 21 of Indonesia's premier woman artists. Introduction by Carla Bianpoen and Afterword by Keith Foulcher, a collaborative project by Saritaksu Editions and Galeri Cemara.

BALI SACRED & SECRET
by Gill Marais
Price: US$90.00


Bali Sacred and Secret is a very special book - one that will remind us of the glorious spirituality of the island of Bali. This book celebrates the rituals that allow the living to keep in harmony with the ancestors and the forces of nature around us. A book to challenge those who visit Bali to delve beyond commercial tourism and see the depths of a living, precious culture. Gill Marais is a photojournalist and author who spends half of her time living in Bali.

ABDUL AZIZ - The Artist and His Art
By Mary Northmore-Aziz
Price: US$ 160.00 (Hardback Boxed Collectors Edition)
US$ 80.00 (Softcover Edition)


Abdul Aziz (1928-2002) - A Revolutionary fighter, artist, sculptor, musician and violin maker.
This beautiful volume is a retrospective of one of Indonesia's most renowned painters. Too busy to hold exhibitions during his life and spurning the commercial art world, his life and work is now made public through this book. It reveals a world-class genius who created a stunning body of work over his lifetime, carefully reproduced in very high quality resolution for all to see and enjoy. The first part of the book is dedicated to memories, stories and anecdotes from family and friends and serve to reconstruct his early life. The second half of the book is devoted to his work which includes an essay by Astrid Wright illuminating on the context and different periods of the art of Abdul Aziz.

WILD DOGS IN BALI: The Art of Made Wianta
by Robert C. Morgan
Price: US$40.00


Made Wianta is instantly recognized as one of Bali's leading artists. This current publication is a study of his work made by Robert Morgan, a US writer and art critic, after the Bali Bombing in Kuta 2003. The black and white photographs and a travelogue introduce us to Bali's culture and terrain.
Wianta's calligraphy and drawings make up 60 colour plates and give us a real depth of understanding of the Artist and his surroundings. "There is a restlessness in Wianta that insist on producing some variations as yet unseen. He works from the premise that there is something to be revealed....."
Robert Morgan.

INDONESIA: 500 Early Postcards
by Leo Haks and Steven Wachlin
Price: US$40

At a time when Indonesia was knows as The Dutch East Indies, these early postcards were often the only pictorial representation foreigners had of this amazing archipelago. The postcards in this book are divided according to seven regions: Sumatra, Java, Bali and the Lesser Sundas, southern Borneo (now Kalimantan), Celebes (Sulawesi), New Guinea (Irian Jaya) and the Moluccas and a separate section for the capital, Batavia (Jakarta). These early postcards form a vivid visual history of Indonesia: indigenous clothes and ceremonies, kampung life, the countryside, towns, the arts and monuments. Deltiologists (postcard collectors) will appreciate the inclusion of information such as cancellation date, publisher, series, and photographer or artist.


JAMU: THE ANCIENT ART OF HERBAL HEALING
by Susan-Jane Beers
Paperback- 208 pages
Price: US$19.95

Jamu: The Ancient Art of Herbal Healing
offers the reader an overview into Indonesian traditional healing practices and the role that it takes in everyday life. Jamu has a 1,200 year old history and finds its roots in the ancient Javanese palaces where it was perfected.
"Jamu is a holistic therapy. The concept of harmony -- balance
between a person and their environment, or the balance between the hot and cold elements in the body -- means that both illness and medicines are divided into hot and cold categories." Susan-Jane Beers researched this book whilst living in Indonesia from 1990 to 1995.


BALI SKETCHBOOK
Text by Diana Darling
Illustrations by watercolourist Graham Byfield
Price: US$30.00

For hundreds of years Bali has fascinated and charmed newcomers, just as it captivated the English watercolour artist Graham Byfield when he first visited the island. Following the Balinese view of the tripartite nature of things, explained in the introduction, the book is divided into three parts. The World of Origins tours the mountains and lakes, with the temples and villages among them, while The Hand-Made World takes us through agriculture, architecture, art, handicrafts and markets. The Sea Coast, the final part, explores the traditional fishing villages and modern beach resorts, contrasting the old way of life and the new.


MADE WIANTA
Price: US$55.00

This beautifully designed book on Balinese artist, Made Wianta, provides a superb overview of 120 works dating from 1978 to 1999. This book traces his journey through his artistic career from early traditional art forms in Bali through his art quest in Belgium where he experimented with many different creative forms and finally back to his home in Bali. A superbly presented book and a must for the serious art book collector.

Universal Balinese Artist


THE WORLD OF CHANG FEE MING
Price: US$40.00

Inspired by Bali's color and hues this collection of Chang Fee Ming's work is a luscious look at the people and life of this exotic location. A self-taught artist born in the town of Dungun in Terengganu, Malaysia in 1959, Chang has made spectacular progress and is now among the finest of Asia's watercolor virtuosos. His works are not merely picture postcards of form, movement and composition, they blend elements that are earthy and divine, ritualistic and romantic, realistic and mythical.


MUSEUM PURI LUKISAN
Price: US$30.00

This catalogue is the introduction to the collection of Museum Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. This collection is not only the most complete in Bali, but it is historically related by its two founders-the prince of Ubud, Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati and the Dutch artist, Rudolf Bonnet - to the art movement of the 1930's which is at the origin of Ubud's fame in Bali and the world.


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URANG KANEKES, BADUY PEOPLE
by Don Hasman and Filomena Reiss
Price: US$30.00

A fascinating look at the Baduy People and their textiles. The Baduy are an indigenous tribe from the Lebak district in the Banten province. A very interesting dynamic of this tribe is that they completely shun all modern technology and advances, along with anything that does not come from their own territory. As a result their tribe is divided into two sections, the Inner tribe and the Outer tribe. They are a community who uphold ancient traditions, rice cultivation, their own education system and hierarchy. While the Outer Baduy can have contact with the outside world, the Inner Baduy does not have any contact at all.


THE GLORY OF BATIK The Danar Hadi Collection
by Judi Achjadi
Price: US$39.95

The Glory of Batik explores the fabulous collection of Javanese batik brought together over the course of forty years by H. Santosa Doellah. The Danar Hadi Collection amounts to some 10,000 pieces spanning a century and a half, from the mid 19th century to the present day. Possibly the largest single privately owned accumulation of Javanese batik in the world, The Glory of Batik inspires a deep appreciation of this ancient art.


KAIN BEBALI/SACRED COTH: Meaning and usage in Balinese HIndu Rituals
by Ida Ayu Ngurah Puniari
Price: US$25.00

Kain Bebali is a landmark book that brings into focus a category of very sacred textiles. The author, Ida Ayu Ngurah Puniari is the daughter of a Balinese High Priest and she has grown up with the symbols and beliefs of Balinese Hinduism. Balinese textiles are made on hand looms with natural dyes and are an important part of all Balinese ceremonies. The textiles depicted in this book are representative of these Balinese textiles.


20TH CENTURY BATIK MASTERPIECES
by Tumbu Ramelan
Price: US$60.00

Beautifully illustrated book with chapters organised by region i.e. Java, West Java, Central Java etc. Each chapter outlines the type of Batik of that particular region and then gives examples of each. The Batiks represented here are from the collection of Tumbu Astiani Ramlean.


BATIK DRAWN IN WAX
200 Years of Batik Art from the Tropenmuseum Collection
Editor: Itie van Hout
Price: US$49.95

The Royal Tropical Institute in The Netherlands holds a collection of over 3000 batiks, many of which come from the islands of Java, Madura and Sumatra. The Batiks represented in this book have been selected from this immense collection and acts as a visual witness to the collaboration of the East and West during the mid 1800's. Itie van Hout is the curator of the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam and is the editor of this wonderful book.


BATIK: CREATING AN IDENTITY
text by Lee Chor Lin
Photography by Tara Sosrowardoyo, Lee Chee Kheong, Ho Keen Fi
US$32.00

This book examines the role of batik within the social and cultural context of modern Indonesian and Singapore, and exposes the reader to the rich plethora of styles in both classical and contemporary batik. It also provides an insight into Indonesian batik craftsmen, and pays tribute to their technical skills and artistry.


THE BOOK OF BATIK
Text by Fiona Kerlogue
Photography by Fulvio Zanettini
Price: US$32.00

This is the definitive study of Indonesian Batik. It explores the origins of batik, the materials and methods of production, regional traditions and differences, motifs and meanings, modern influences, batik as costume and as an art form.


BATIK: From the Courts of Java and Sumatra
by Donald J Harper, Brigitte Khan Majlis et el
Price: US$35.00

The batiks represented in this book are from the magnificent collection of Rudolf G. Smend. Most date from 1880-1930 when the art of batik was at its peak in Java. These batiks are from the courts of Yogyakarta and Surakarta in Central Java and sarongs from Cerebon,, Pekalongan and further north along Java's north coast. Also motifs from Sumatra. Also included in this book are 16 vintage photographs from the Leo Hak collection, which demonstrate how batik was worn at court.


BATIK : Fabled Cloth of Java
by Inger McCabe Elliott
Price: US$40.00

The exotic textiles of Java have intrigued the outside world for the past 150 years. Batik, the legendary fibre art of painting and dyeing fabrics using a wax process, has been influenced by cultures as diverse as the Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and English. This book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Java, revealing batik's history, motifs and methods of production.


GRAND BATIK INTERIORS
by Joop Ave, Wiendu Wuryanti and Michael Hitchcock
Price: US$50.00

Many books have been written about batik, but Grand Batik Interiors is the firt to highlight batik in the world of interior design. This book is a journey from its traditional world to one of the modern world and the use of this cloth in soft furnishings, fashion and lifestyles of today. A wonderful look at he way an ancient craft gives new perspective to a modern world of design.


BATIK: 75 Selected Masterpieces
The Rudolf G. Smend Collection
by Isa Fleischmann-Heck, Maria Wronska-Friend, Donald J. Harper and Rudolf G. Smend
Price: US$45.00

Batik: 75 Selected Masterpieces contains never before published pictures illustrating the exquisite cross-section of the batik production in Java. Featuring textiles from the personal collection of gallery owner Rudolf G. Smend, historic photographs from the Hans van der Kamp collection, and fascinating text from academis Isa Fleischmann-Heck.


STORY CLOTHS OF BALI
by Joseph Fischer
Price: US$27

Story cloths are used as ritual decorations and offerings in Balinese and Hindu temples, household ancestor shrines, and village ceremonial buildings. In STORY CLOTHS OF BALI, Indonesian art expert Joseph Fischer shares his collection of more than 100 of these exquisite Balinese Textile pieces alongside engaging text about how to utilize these textiles to study and appreciate traditional Balinese culture. The first major study of an unusual group of Balinese embroideries, STORY CLOTHS OF BALI is a fascinating glimpse into a culture rich with creativity, diversity, and tradition.


SARI TO SARONG
An Exhibition Catalogue from Australia National Gallery
Price: US$50.00

This Exhibition Catalogue contains some of the greatest surviving examples of traditional Indonesian and Indian textiles. It demonstrates the exchanges of ideas, materials, designs and imagery between these two great cultures over the past 500 years. It is a full colour catalogue featuring works from the Asian textiles collection in the Australian National Gallery, and also includes five essays by curator Robyn Maxwell.


BALINESE TEXTILES
Price: US$30.00

Three experts examine the history, production and ritual surrounding the very beautiful Balinese textiles. by Brigitta Houser-Schaublin, Marie-Lousie Nagholz-Kartaschoff and Urs Ramseyer.


ANTAKESUMA EMBROIDERY/IN THE MINANGKABAU ADAT
by Sativa Sutan Aswar
Price: US$12.00

A dual language (English and Indonesian) and well illustrated book on the Embroideries from the Minang peoples. A comprehensive look at the different styles of embroidery such as Setik Rantai (chain stitch), Tusuk Suji (Needlepoint) and Terawang needlepoint and the raw materials used e.g. silk, gold and silk thread etc. A very informative text with lots of black and white and colour photographs.

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ENSIKLOPEDI KERIS (in Indonesian)
by Bambang Hasrinuksmo
Price: US$50.00

The definitive A to Z guide to Indonesian Keris. This book thoroughly explains the background of Indonesian Keris, the myths,the parts of Keris and the process of making Keris, and their use in traditional rituals. Indonesian people place a great deal of importance on Keris, its history, its place in society, its mystery and its magic. This book is a comprehensive guide to the world of Indonesian Keris by one of the most knowledgeable men on the subject, Bambang Hasrinuksmo. In the Indonesian Language.


KERIS JAWA : Antara Mistik dan Nalar (in Indonesian)
by Haryono Haryoguritno
Price: US$125.00

This book is packed with hundreds of detailed illustrations, names of keris types and their makers, especially those from Java. The book enlightens the reader on how to choose a Keris that will be suitable for him/her and how to value the Keris i.e. its value emotionally,spiritually and its cultural significance. Another brilliant Keris book for the Keris collector and for the uninitiated. In the Indonesian Language.

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ALL ABOUT INDONESIA
Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids (Ages 7 and up)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: US$16.95 per book

Take a tour through one of the most diverse nations on earth! Indonesia is an enormous island chain stretching from Asia all the way to Australia. It's a land of many different faiths and creeds, including the world's largest Muslim population, and many different peoples who now all call themselves Indonesians. This book introduces children to a place where people in blue jeans walk alongside those in traditional sarongs, where fast cars and oxcarts share the same roads, and where village traditions still thrive in a world of cars and cellphones. This book tells children about the daily lives of Indonesian children - their classroom activities, favorite sports, holidays, foods and much more. Included is a brief introduction to Bahasa Indonesia.


TARI: The Little Balinese Dancer
by Pamela Noensie
Price: US$14.95 per book

Tari lives a wonderful life on the island of Bali, marked by all the things that make Bali special - the lively temple celebrations, the gorgeous surroundings nad most importantly, dance. Just like her beloved grandmother, Tari lives to dance. One day, Tari's grandmother gives her a special gift and then shortly after her grandmother passes away. Tari gives her grandmother the best gift she knows how to give - a perfect performance of a dance that her grandmother, too, performed when she was young.


ATLAS UNTUK PENJELAJAH KECIL (Large format board book)
by Joseph P. Orwell
Price: US$8.00 per book

A good introduction to the continents of the world and the countries in them. Made of sturdy board so this is a great book for young children and will last a long time in a library.


ENSIKLOPEDIA JUNIOR PEKERJAAN
Price: US$12.00 (Hard Cover)

A Great first Encyclopaedia of different types of work. Lots of interesting facts and very pictorial. A good first Encyclopaedia.


GO TO SLEEP, GECKO! TIDURLAH, TOKEK! (Bilingual: Bahasa Indonesia and English)
A Balinese Folktale
by Margaret Read MacDonald
Price: US$8.00 per book

We have all had nights when we could not get to sleep. We try counting sheep, drinking warm milk, or having a hot toddy. All Gecko wants is to go to sleep, if only the chief would make everyone pipe down! In this story we learn, as does Gecko, that there are some things you just have to put up with. Hard Cover book with beautiful illustrations.


FIRST THOUSAND WORDS IN ENGLISH (for Indonesian Children learning English)
by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright
Price: US$10.00 per book

A great picture book of first words with picture to word recognition. Individual picures of characters and objects appear around the edge of each page and are labelled in English. Each scene is designed to help readers learn, revise or enrich their vocabulary quickly and enjoyably.


MY FIRST ENGLISH/INDONESIAN DICTIONARY OF SENTENCES
KAMUS KALIMAT INGGRIS/INDONESIA PERTAMAKU
by Armelle Modere
Price: US$10.00 per book

A good first introduction to the structure of English sentences.


SERIES OF STORYBOOKS ABOUT FRANKLIN (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Price: US$4.50 per book

1. Franklin dan Adik Bear
2. Franklin dan si Jagoan
3. Helm Baru Franklin
4. Franklin Lupa Tugasnya
5. Franklin Minta Maaf
6. Franklin Senang Membantu
7. Franklin dan Pohonnya
8. Pesta Ulang Tahun Franklin
9. Franklin Pergi Dari Rumah
10. Franklin Dan Pengasuhnya
11. Franklin Bermain Hoki


AKU BISA BACA FRANKLIN (Early Readers in Bahasa Indonesia)
Price: US$3.50 per book

1. Pelajaran Musik Franklin
2. Franklin dan Pertunjukan Sulap
3. Franklin Tidak Tidur
4. Kartu Mainan Franklin
5. Klub Baca Franklin
6. Franklin Ikut Kontes
7. Detektif Franklin
8. Labu Franklin
9. Franklin dan Skuter
10. Kejutan Franklin


SERIES OF STORY BOOKS IN BOTH INDONESIAN AND ENGLISH
by Suroso & Suhartanto
Price: US$4.50 per book

1. The Flood in Toba Land/Banjir di Tanah Toba
2. The Story of Giant Kebo Iwo/Kisah Raksasa Kebo Iwo
3. The Owl Yearning for the Moon/Burung Pungguk Merindukan Bulan
4. The Wanderer and His Magic Pipe/Pengelana dan Seruling Ajaibnya
5. Jaka and The Magic Bean Tree/Jaka dan Pohon Kacang Ajaib
6. The Singing of the Crust Boat/Tenggelamnya Perahu Kerak
7. The Beauty and the Bad-Looking Price/Si Catik dan Paneran Buruk Rupa
8. Jadrin in the Mouse Island/Jadrin di Pulau Tikus
9. The Plan of a Wicked Wolf/Siasat Sergala Jahat
10. A Princess Became a Paddy/Putri Raja Menjadi Padi


ROALD DAHL SERIES in Bahasa Indonesia
Price: US$5.00 per book

This wonderful series written by Roald Dahl is loved by children all around the world. Here the series is also loved by Indonesian children. These are great books for primary school children learning Indonesian too.

Books currently available:

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Charlie dan Pabrik Cokelat Ajaib
2. The Witches/Ratu Penyigir
3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator/Charlie Dan Elevator Kaca Luar Biasa
4. The BFG/Raksasa Besar yang Baik
5. Matilda
6. The Magic Finger/Jari Ajaib
7. James and the Giant Peach/James Dan Persik Raksasa
8. Boy Tales of Childhood/Boy: Kisah Masa Kecil


OLIVER TWIST (In Indonesian)
by Charles Dickens
Price: US$10.00

Oliver Twist is the story of an orphan, Oliver, who endures a miserable excistence in a workhouse and is then placed to work with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the "Artful Dodger", the leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Naievely unaware of their unlawful activities, Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives. This book has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations and is one of the classics of all time.


SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (In Indonesian)
by Johann David Wyss
Price: US$10.00

Written by a Swiss pastor and edited by his son, the novel was intended to teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. The adventures are presented as a series of lessons in natural history and the physical sciences. In the story, the family is on a ship that is wrecked on a deserted tropical island and the father, John Mills, takes charge of the family and soon turns their island prison into a veritable paradise. Their multilevel tree house, built in record time, is complete with running water and a working pipe organ scavenged from the ship. Their grand garden is full of English roses. The two older brothers discover a wilder life when they rescue the prisoner of oriental pirates. This is a classic tale of adventure for the imaginations of all children.


THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (In Indonesian)
by Mark Twain
Price: US$8.00

This classic tale is a story of people and places along the Mississippi River in the USA. It is the story of the high-spirited Huck and his friend Tom Sawyer who set about assisting a runaway slave, Jim. Huck and Jim set out a a raft floating down the Mississippi and it is from this adventure that we see into the Amerian soul of the time.


THE TALE OF THE FIRST WHITE ELEPHANT IN BALI
by Nigel Mason
Price: English Version: US$15.50 / Indonesian Version: US$12.50

Like all classic fairy tales, this children's book deals with essential emotions such as love, fear, danger and compassion. It also deals with a wealth of cultural information about the spiritual and ritual life of the Balinese. A mixture of fact and fiction, the story is told with great humour. From the start The Tale of the First White Elephant in Bali captures your imagination and is difficult to put down until you reach the final chapter - a miraculous happy ending with the help of Ganesha, the Hindu god os wisdom and a rooster with a splendidly colourful tail. It is beautifully illustrated by David Barrett.


PETUALANGAN ANAK INDONESIA (in Indonesian)
by Nicholas Mark
Illustrations by Bambang Shakuntala
Price: US$5.00

Petualangan Anak Indonesia is also known as "The Indoventurers" and it draws heavily from local traditions. This book was written by an Australian student for the Indonesian readers. Nicholas was inspired to write these stories after studying Bahasa Indonesian at Sydney University. He recalled his first visit to Indonesia when he was a small child and he remembered with great fondness the Ubud Monkey Forest. Years later, at university, he was inspired to write a story about the Ubud Monkey Forest and we follow the adventure of Wayan, a boy who dreams of entering the monkey forest but is continually forbidden by his parents because of its danerous reputation. Then we follow Mutia and the cruel witch of Minankabau and then the third story, Nanda and Dani and their mission to save Yogyakarta from dangerous volcanic eruptions. This book is a "Ganesha Bookshop" favourite!


FIRST ENGLISH WORDS Bilingual Edition English-Indonesian with CD
Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: US$12.00

Packed with fun and useful everyday vocabulary with 36 thematic spreads each fully illustrated with fun and engaging scenarios.


ALICE IN WONDERLAND in Indonesian
by Lewis Carroll
Translated by Khairi R.
Price: US$5.00

The classic tale of Alice in Wonderland translated into Indonesian. In this story Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. Here she encounters all manner of creatures such as the March Hare, The Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, and the Mock Turtle. The reader is swept along into the Pool of Tears, attends the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and gets Advice from a Caterpillar. A wonderful timeless classic now enjoyed by countless Indonesian readers.


TREASURE ISLAND in Indonesian
by Robert Lewis Stevenson
translated by Mutia Dharma
Price: US$5.00

Treasure Island is a tale of adventure and intrigue. Tom discovers a secret map show where the pirate Flint's treasure is hidden. He and some friends set sail in search of this treasure. Unfortunately, his crew includes a one-legged Long John Silver, a pirate also in search of the treasure. There are pirate battles and one exciting adventure after the other.


HANSEL DAN GRETEL in Indonesian
by the Brothers Brimm
translated by Ambhita D & Dhanang E.
Price: US$5.00

Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor wood-cutter and his wife. They wander into the woods but leave a trail of breadcrumbs so that they can find their way back. The crumbs are eaten by the birds and the children are lured into the gingerbread house of the wicked witch Griselda.


THE WIZARD OF OZ in Indonesian
by Frank L. Baum
translated by Alva Indriani
Price: US$5.00

This is the story of a young girl called Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto. Dorothy is swept away during a storm and finds herself in a strange land called Munchkinland. You will follow the adventures of Dorothy and her friends, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and the Lion as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road to meet the great Wizard of Oz.


TOM SAWYER in Indonesian
by Mark Twain
translated by M. Bahaqi
Price: US$6.00

Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, his half-brother Sid and his cousin Mary in the town of St. Petersburg, just off the shore of the Mississippi River. Tom is a mischief maker and sneaks out of his bedroom window at night to adventure with his friend, Huckleberry Finn. This is the story of Tom's adventures on the famous river Mississippi.


A WRINKLE IN TIME in Indonesian
by Madeleine L'Engle
translated by Maria M. Lubis
Price: US$6.00

Meg Murry is a thirteen year old girl who is very bright but has low self esteem and has problems at school. Her parents are both brilliant scientists, but her father has been mission for over a year. Meg and her brother Charles and their friend Calvin embark on a fantastic journey which ultimately places them on the planet Camazotz. Camazotz is a planet that has given in to a terrible dark shadow which threatens much of the universe and has shadowed our Earth for years. A Wrinkle in Time contains a powerful message about the power of love and the need to fight the darkness of ignorance and conformity. On another level, it is also the story of a misfit who discovers her own abilities.


BOB THE BUILDER series
Price: US$5.00 each (in Bahasa Indonesian)

Bob the Builder is a beloved series around the world. In each book Bob has the help of some friends with renovations, constructions and repairs. The stories emphasise conflict resolution, co-operation, socialisation and various learning skills

Some of the titles in this series are:
Mengejar Roley
Bob Menolong Keluarga Landak
Pertandingan Wendy
Stegosaurus Milik Scoop
Balapan Travis dan Scoop
Dizzy Salah Pahan
Muck Main Lumpur
Travis Mengecat Kota
Trompet Bob


BALI WITH KIDS Families' Guidebook for Babies to Teenagers
by Laetitia Knight & Philippe Pero
Price: US$18.00

At last a very comprehensive guidebook for parents who are planning a stay in Bali with their children. Bali with Kids is jam packed with up-to-date information on kid friendly places and activities around Bali. There are chapters covering a range of activities from Swimming in the King's Pool to Cooking with a Balinese Chef, Climbing a Volcano or dancing in a Frog Dance! 300 listings of Bali's all time favourites and new venues for all the family to enjoy. Colourful and easy to use, this is a must-have guidebook for all parents intending a trip or stay in Bali. We highly recommend this one!


THE FAIRIES TELL US ABOUT........... Bilingual Series Indonesian/English 4 books in the Series: Empathy, Self-Esteem, Generosity and Gratitude All books are hard cover and very richly illustrated. Suitable for children 5 - 12 years
Price: US$10.00 per book

EMPATHY
The story of Derna the Fairy deals with empathy, a person's ability to place himself or herself in the other person's skin to understand their intentions and feelings. In the story, Derna experiences a similar situation to that of a friend and then she realizes that she is able to understand it better and help him. The book also reveals where fairies and the animals of the forest live and hide.
SELF-ESTEEM
This story deals with self-esteem, a virtue that helps us to be stronger when faced with adversity and encourages us. With an ever optimistic attitude, Maisa the fairy becomes the beat master to discover self-esteem. She has one wing shorter than the other, but does not let herself be walked over. She accepts her small defect and gets ahead cheerfully.
GENEROSITY
The fairy is this story refuses to share anything around her apple tree because she is afraid that it will be damaged and that the tree won't produce any fruit. That's why she ends up on her own and then she realizes her mistake. Being generous makes her happier.
GRATITUDE
This is the story of Raciet the Fairy. She speaks about the quality of being thankful for the good things around you, although they may seem insignificant. Gratitude helps us to be happier and also facilitates living together with others. It's a virtue related to positivism and good spirits, which helps us to make the best of every situation.


THE SECRET GARDEN / TAMAN RAHASIA in Bahasa Indonesian
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Price: US$5.50

The Secret Garden is a charming book about a girl named Mary Lennox. Initially, she is a sickly child but when her parents die during a Cholera epidemic in India she moves to Misselthwaite Manor in England to live with her uncle. Slowly she becomes stronger and starts to take an interest in the outdoors. Mary has all kinds of adventures with strange sounds at night, funny accents and a locked garden. The Secret Garden is a classic and is a wonderful book about friendship, determination and perseverance.


THE RAILWAY CHILDREN / ANAK-ANAK KERETA API in Bahasa Indonesian
by Edith Nesbit
Price: US$5.50

The Railway Children is a story about the Waterbury family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets to the Russians. The three children, Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis, find amusement in watching the trains on the nearby railway line and waving to the passengers. They become friendly with Albert Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 down train, they are eventually able to help prove their father's innocence.


TINTIN Series in Bahasa Indonesian
Price: US$6.00 per book

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic strips created by the Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907 - 1983) who wrote under the pen name of Herge. Set largely in modern times the hero is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter who is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy. Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character. Available in this series are:
Petualangan Tintin; Lotus Biru
Petualangan Tintin; Berutu Sang Firaun
Petualangan Tintin; Tintin di Amerika
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin di Congo
Petualangan Tintin: Wartawan
Petualangan Tintin: Pulau Hitam
Petualangan Tintin: Tongkat Ottokar
Petualangan Tintin: Kepiting Bercapit
Petualangan Tintin: Bintang Misterius
Petualangan Tintin: Rahasia Unicorn
Petualangan Tintin: Harta Karun Rackham
Petualangan Tintin: Di Kuil Matahari
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin di Negeri Emas
Petualangan Tintin: Perjalanan ke Bulan
Petualangan Tintin: Laut Merah
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin di Tibet
Petualangan Tintin: Penerbangan 714 ke Sydney
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin dan Picaros
Petualangan Tintin: Tintin dan Alpha-Art


INDONESIAN FOR KIDS FLASH CARDS (includes audio cd)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: US$19.99

Volcanoes, rhinoceroses and 3-wheeled bikes - Welcome to an Indonesian learning adventure especially for kids. Encourage a child to learn with this fun set of 64 flash cards that get children talking about Family, Numbers, Colours, Animals and more. These everyday words and sentences help children build their vocabulary in a natural, age appropriate way. Linda Hibbs has taught Indonesian for over two decades at the secondary school and university levels and she holds degrees in Indonesian language and ethnomusicology.


EARLY READING SERIES IN BAHASA INDONESIAN
by Murti Bunanta
Price: US$2.50 each book (suitable for children 2 - 4 years of age)

Titles in this series are:
1. Mimi Bisa Memanjat
2. Si Kecil Berjalan-jalan
3. Lawan Kata
4. SMy First Dictionary - Color / Warna
5. Di Rumah Nenek
6. Kenali Aku
7. Di Peternakan
8. My First Dictionary - Insect / Serangga
9. La Lali dan Kawan-kawan
10. Di Manakah Aku
11. Si Kadal nakal
12. Tarian Pengusir Ular
13. Berlibur di Jalan Macet
14. Mobi dan Kawan-kawan Berlatih Olah Raga
15. Aku Adalah Istimewa
16. Andai Aku Punya Rumah Sakit
17. Katak Ingin Bermain Sirkus
18. Dokter Hama Sangat Sibuk
19. Di Taman Safari
20. Di Kebun Binatang
21. Gerakan
22. Si Tomat Bisa Berkawan


PEEK A BOO! Lift The Flaps Book (Bilingual Indonesian and English)
Hard Cover/Sturdy Pages. Suitable for Children 2 - 4 Years of Age
Price: US$6.00 each (Currently Out of Print)

Titles include:

Peek a Boo! In The Field
Peek a Boo! In The Jungle
Peek a Boo! By The River
Peek a Boo! In The Ocean


PUTRI KEMANG/PRINCESS KEMANG Bilingual Indonesian and English
by Murti Bunanta
Price: US$12.00

The most common goal for women characters in folktales seems to be that of becoming rich and marrying the prince. This folktale is different! Princess Kemang is the story of an Independent Princess and she proposes marriage to the Prince. This is a traditional folktale from Bengkulu and is suitable for young readers from 6 to 10 years of age. It is large format and soft cover.

Also in the same series:
Princess Mandalika/Putri Mandalika
Why Are Shrimps Crooked?/Mengapa Tubuh Udang Bengkok?
Ampak and the Cunning Civet Cat/Ampak dan Musang Yang Cerdik
Princess Snail/Putri Keong
The Little Finger/Si Kelingking
The Spoiled Little Kitten/Anak Kucing Yang Manja


ERLANGGA SERIES/Bilingual English and Bahasa Indonesian
Price: US$6.00 per book

This series of young bilingual picture books is aimed at the 3 - 6 age range. They are soft cover and very colorful. There are many in the series and we stock just about all of them. Please see the titles below to order:

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar/Ulat Yang Suka Makan
Me and My Dad!/Aku dan Ayahku!
Follow That Bear If You Dare/Ikuti Beruang Itu, Kalau Berani
Dexter Goes To The Party/Dexter Pergi Ke Pesta
Augustus And His Smile/Augustus dan Senyumnya
The Monkey With The Bright Blue Bottom/Monyet Pantat Biru
Fidgety Fish/Ikan Yang Lincah
The Dark Dark Night/Malam Gelap Gulita
The Very Busy Day/Hari Yang Sibuk
Cock-a-doodle-hoooooo/Kukuruyuuuuuuuuuk!
One Great Day/Hari Yang Hebat
Quiet/Diam
Fidgety Fish and Friends/Ikan Yan Lincah dan Teman-teman
The Littlest Owl/Burung Hantu Terkecil
Mo's Smelly Jumper/Kaus Bau Simonyet
A Long Way From Home/Jauh Dari Rumah
The Very Noisy Night/Malam Yang Sangat Berisik
I Love You Sleepyhead/Tidurlah, Anakku
Harvey the Happy Hippo/Harvey Sikuda Nil Yang Ceria
Smiley Shark/Hiu Murah Senyum
Nobody Laughs at a Lion/Tidak Ada Yang Menertawai Singa
Munch! Munch! Munch!/Nyam! Nyam! Nyam!
Birthday Present From Mimi/Hadiah Ulang Tahun Untuk Mimi


THE RAMAYANA
Re-told by Lynne Jessup
Illustrated by Ruth Glenn Little
Price:US$22.00

The Ramayana is a classic myth which originated in India and began as an oral epic. It has subsequently been written as poetry and as dramas, puppet theatre and dance dramas. It is an exceptional story and has been used throughout the years to illustrate good and evil. It appears in all these forms throughout South East and South Asia. This book has been written with the young adult reader in mind.


MY LIFE IN BALI
by Sandrian Soimaud
Price: US$40.00

Written from the perspective of a child, Sandrian takes us through an exotic journey of life in Bali. We dip into the culture, history, heritage and Balinese society through snippets of stories richly illustrated by Edith Baudrand and Wayan Leppo. These watercolour illustrations are particularly engaging as is the text. We find out what "Eating the Wind" means and what Balians do. We journey through traditional Balinese markets, and traditional Balinese ceremonies such as the Tooth Filing, Wedding ceremony, Galungan and Kuningan. What seems like a children's book can be enjoyed by all who wish to know more about Balinese culture and tradition.


INDONESIAN CHILDREN'S FAVORITE STORIES
Price: US$16.95

These stories are set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands. This collection of Indonesian Children's stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children.


A BALINESE DREAM - Coloring Book
by Gaia Grant
Price: US$8.50

This delightful coloring book follows a young Balinese girl by the name of Ketut through her daily life, from sunrise till sunset. We join her in her simple but significant discoveries about life. This coloring book provides a lively insight into Balinese childhood.


A JOURNEY TO BALI - Coloring Book
by Gaia Grant
Price: US$6.95 Currently Not Available

This coloring book is aimed at children from the ages of 3 till 10 and it provides an insight into how children in Bali see themselves and their world. The paintings contributed by the author and by six young Balinese artists, depict the beautiful landscape and people of the exotic tropical island, Bali.


TURTLE AND DOLPHIN (Penyu dan Lumba-lumba)
by Maggie Dunkle and Margiyono
Price: US$7.00

This is a lively and amusing story about the misadventures of three friends, Turtle, Dolphin and Seagull, as they discuss the life-threatening problems caused by plastic waste and what to do about it. They are surprised and happy when they see the children take action to clean up the beaches. Beautifully presented in a hard back edition with full illustrations and the text is in three languages - Balinese, Indonesian and English.


SEAGULL and HERON (Burung Camar Dan Kokokan)
by Maggie Dunkle and Margiyono
Price: US$7.00 Currently Not Available

Clean Bali Series team members, Author Maggie Dunkle and artist Margiyono have created the second in the series of three environmental children's books. This hardback three language picture-story book picks up where the first book left off with Seagull continuing inland from the beach and befriending Heron and Kingfisher along the way. The trio discover a whole new set of environmental problems faced by the children and animals in the cities and surrounding countryside. Readers are also introduced to the local Pemulung or scrap collectors in an attempt to explain their very simple and essential role in the process of scrap collecting and recycling on the island.


SPOT SERIES In both English and Bahasa Indonesia (Currently unavailable)
Price: US$5.00 each book (5 books in the series)

Spot was created by Eric Hill over 20 years ago. Today, Spot is international as these books have been translated into more than 65 languages - and now Indonesian. Spot lives with his mum Sally and his dad Sam in a house with a big garden. Spot often spends time with his Grandma and Grandpa whose house is quite nearby. You can follow the adventures of Spot by purchasing one or more of the following titles.

1. SPOT GOES TO THE PARK : SPOT PERGI KE TAMAN
2. SPOT'S FIRST WALK : SPOT JALAN-JALAN SENDIRIAN
3. SPOT GOES ON HOLIDAY : SPOT PERGI BERLIBUR
4. SPOT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY : PESTA ULANG TAHUN SPOT
5. SPOT CAN COUNT : SPOT BISA BERHITUNG
6. SPOT GOES TO SCHOOL : SPOT PERGI KE SEKOLAH
7. WHERE'S SPOT/ : DI MANA SPOT?


SASHA GOES TO BALI
By Shamini Flint
Price: US$8.00


A really beautiful children's book aimed at the ages of 2 to 5 years. Sasha is on a visit to Bali with her mother and on the island encounters some intricate handicrafts in the shops, beautiful beaches and stunning gree paddy fields. A great little reader.

SADRI RETURNS TO BALI: A TALE OF THE BALINESE GALUNGAN FESTIVAL
by Susan Tuttle-Laube, Elizabeth Waldmeier
Price: US$14.50

Told through the eyes of a former child dancer, Sadri, this is a delightful tale set during the special Balinese celebration of Galungan. Galungan marks the victory of Dharma (order) over Adharma (disorder) and is a 10 long day festival of prayers, offerings and fasting during which time the Hindu Balinese believe that their ancestors return to their former homes to participate in this festival.


GECKO'S COMPLAINT: A BALINESE FOLKTALE (Bilingual English/Indonesian)
by I Gusti Made Sukanada (illustrator), Ann Martin Bowler
Price: US$15.95

Gecko?s Complaint is a wonderful book full of vivid illustrations and delightful characters. It is the story of those who are all too ready to see the faults of others and ignore their own. The story begins when a well-fed gecko complains to the royal lion Raden about being kept awake by fireflies. The king then sets out to tour his kingdom and discovers that all the animals he encounters seem to have a complaint about one of the others. Only after speaking to the Rain does Raden find a solution to the problems.


CHILDREN'S FAVORITE BALINESE STORIES
by Trina Bohan-Tyrie (Illustrations),
Victor Mason Hardcover - 96 pages
Price: US$18.95

Balinese Children¹s Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven stories narrated by the beautiful daughter of the king¹s adviser. Once upon a time, a girl is summoned to the royal chamber and from the moment she arrives, she captivates the king with her fascinating stories and radiant spirit. The tales in this collection include: The Haughty Toad, The Saintly Stork, The Rajah who Lost His Head, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Dog who Flattered a Crow, and many more


A CLUB OF SMALL MEN - A CHILDREN'S TALE FROM BALI
by Colin McPhee,
Trina Bohan-Tyrie (Illustrator)
Price: US$14.95

Colin McPhee spent 6 years in the village of Sayan in Bali in the 1930's where he made an intense study of Balinese Music. At the same time he wrote a book entitled "A House in Bali" and this wonderful children's book "A Club of Small Men". This is the story of Kayun and his friends, Kantin, Dapat, Dog, Kinigan and Bedil (and also his cheeky monkey) - and their Balinese Children's Music Club, It is their story of how they come to learn to play Balinese Musical Instruments and of their encounters with the "American Stranger".

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LASKAR PELANGI (also available in English as Rainbow Troops - US$18.00)
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$10.00

Andrea Hirata is an contemporary Indonesian novelist whose debut novel, The Rainbow Troops (Laskar Pelangi) shattered all national book sale recores, making him the best selling author in Indonesian to date. The Rainbow Troops, set on Belitong Island, tells the story of a tight-knit group of students and their teachers fighting for education and dignity, even as they face continual hardship. Fabulously rich in natural resources, Belitong is also home to chronic poverty and educational discrimination. This amazing story tells of a persistent young teacher and her tireless efforts to fight for her ten students' right to an education.


EDENSOR (also available in English - US$10.00)
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$8.00

This novel is based on the true life story of the writer. We follow Ikal (Andrea) and Arai (his cousin and bet friend) though their journey in Europe. They travel from Belitong Island to the Sorbonne University in France where they both have received a scholarship. They meet many students from around the world and so Ikal and Arai learn more than just Academic knowledge - they learn about life itself. An inspirational journey and an inspirational book.


SAMAN (in Indonesian)
by Ayu Utami
Price: $10.00

Saman is a story filtered through the lives of its feisty female protagonists and the enigmatic "hero" Saman. It is at once an expose of the oppression of plantation workers in South Sumatra, a lyrical quest to understand the place of religion and spirituality in contemporary lives, a playful exploration of female sexuality and a story about love in all its guises, while touching on all of Indonesia's taboos: extramarital sex, political repression and the relationship between Christians and Muslims.


BILANGAN FU (in Indonesian)
by Ayu Utami
Price: $10.00

Yuda is a young man of a modern society. He doesn't believe in anything but only in himself and he always looks down to villagers. The only thing that interests him is mountain climbing and his new twelve-fingered friend, Parang Jati. Parang Jati is a mysterious man with angelic eyes and an unstoppable devotion to nature. He tries to get Yuda to see mountain climbing in a different way and therefore a new point of view in looking at life. Together with Marja (Yuda's girlfriend) they try to solve the mystery of life.


MADRE (in Indonesian)
by Dee (Dewi Lestari)
Price: $8.00

Dewi Lestari is known as Dee by her fans and is a very multitalented individual. She is a well known singer and now also a well known writer. She found great acclaim with her "Supernova" books and now this new compilation of short stories is thrilling her readers. In this collection of stories book she manages to inject issues of love, identity, fate and soulmates into her plots without pushing readers to her own conclusions.


TANTRI: PEREMPUHAN YANG BERCERITA (in Indonesian)
by Cok Sawitri
Price: $8.00

Cok Sawitri is one of Bali's most prominent contemporary writers. She was born into a Balinese Royal Family and grew up within a strong tradition of oral storytelling. Her 2 previous novels, "Janda Dari Jirah" ("The Widow from Jirah" and "Sutasoma" were both inspired by classical Balinese tales. This novel centers on a woman named Ni Diah Tantri, the daughter of a charismatic and wise prime minister of the Patali Nagantun kingdom, a prosperous empire ruled by the handsome bachelor King Eswaryadala. Using a traditional fable storyline Cok Sawitri weaves a story about how to live life and appreciate all around us.


9 SUMMERS 10 AUTUMNS (in Indonesian)
by Iwan Setyawan
Price: $10.00

This book is about the power of education to change the lives of ordinary people. Iwan Setyawan and his family moved to New York City to pursue Iwan's dream of an education. It is full of inspiration and a testament to fulfilling life's ambitions by hard work and determination. All wrapped in the love of a close-knit family.


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LISTENING TO AN EARLIER JAVA
Aesthetics, gender, and the music of wayang in Central Java
by Sarah Weiss
Price: US$49.00

In this book, ethnomusicologist Sarah Weiss, herself a gamelan musician who has directed ensembles in Australia and the USA over many years, examines for the first time the musical practices, concepts, stories, changing historical circumstances and myths that have shaped "female-style" gender playing into a uniquely significant mode of artistic practice.

This study of the musical synergy between the puppeteer and his female accompanist describes the ways in which shifting gender constructions have helped to shape and change Central Javanese music and theatre performance practice while throwing new light on the history of Javanese gender relations and culture.


BALINESE DANCE, DRAMA and MUSIC
A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali
by I Wayan Dibia and Rucina Ballinger
illustrations by Barbara Anello
Price: US$35

At last a fully illustrated and complete look at the most commonly seen traditional performing arts on the island of Bali. This book is rich in detail and lavish in its presentation. With introductory sections discussing the ways in which the performing arts are learned in Bali to the in depth cultural detail explaining how each is relevant in today's Bali. A huge undertaking by the authors in compiling such a wonderful presentation of Bali's performing arts. The book is enhanced with over 200 photographs and specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performances.



LEARNING THE BALINESE REBAB
by Pande Made Sukerta
Price: US$10.00

A very informative and well illustrated book on this little-known Balinese stringed instrument. Rebab is played with a bow, has a coconut shell as a resonator and is part of the Balinese Gamelan Orchestra. The rebab is played by drawing a bow across the strings so that it floats back and forth freely. The writer is a well-known and very accomplished musician in Bali and has written this book to promote interest in this wonderful Balinese instrument.


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BALINESE MUSIC
by Michael Tenzer
Price: US$18.00

A This authoritative book, newly revised and updated with an audio CD of recordings, presents an introduction to the basic types of Balinese gamelan ensembles, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the music are introduced, providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. A portfolio of color photographs and a brief guide to studying and experiencing music in Bali will prove indispensable to visitors and gamelan aficionados around the world.



THE ART OF PERFORMING BAMBOO INSTRUMENTS OF BALI
by Julia Hansen
Price: US$ 15.00

Written as an introduction to the art of playing the Tingklik or Bamboo Xylophone. The Tingklik is a traditional instrument made of tuned bamboo tubes suspended is bamboo frame. The music is used traditionally for relaxation. In the Western sense the music centres the mind and brings us closer to the spirit of Bali.


MUSIC FOR THE FLUTE OF BALI
by Julia Hansen
Price: US$ 15.00

Flute is one of the oldest musical instruments found throughout the world. The Balinese Flute or Suling is a bamboo end-blown flute, with a notch cut into the side of the stopped top end and is surrounded by a bamboo ring, leaving a small slit. The suling can be played in a rhythmically free style with ornamentation of the basic melody. Circular breathing is practiced in Indonesia but one can play this flute by regular breathing. This book is a very simple step program to playing the Balinese Suling.


JOGED BUMBUNG
Price: US$ 15.00

This book outlines the music for an ensemble to play the very popular Balinese Dance Joged Bumbung. This dance is strictly entertainment for the general population and is extremely popular with Balinese audiences. It is a flirtation dance. The music in this book is fir two tingkliks, balinese drum, kompre and balinese cymbals. The flute plays a melody and adds ornamentation.

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BALINESE ARCHITECTURE
by Julian Davison, Nengah Enu
Bruce Granquist as Illustrator and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni as Photographer
Price: US$15.95

In this book Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and contructions techniques, and theintricate ornamentation used. Over 100 watercolour illustrations and photographs provide a clear picture of the island's architecture as well as an eye-opening look at a culture and a people that have captivated the world's imagination.


BALI BY DESIGN 25 Contemporary Houses
by Kim Inglis
Price: US$34.95

Bali by Design features 25 stunning contemorary homes and showcases the ideas of a new generation of talented international and Indoneisan desiigners. Each of these extraordinary houses presents new solutions for age-old challenges - illustrating how stylish modern lifestyles may be achieved through clever architecture and interior design.


50 INDONESIAN ARCHITECTS EMERGINGS
by Imelda Akmal
Price: US$45.00

This new book by Imelda Amal comprises 50 profiles of well-known Indonesian architectural firms and 13 new architectural firms (the "emergings"), who are considered influential on Indonesian architecture today. The works in this book are definitely a feast for the eyes. Stunning pictures of modern buildings and contemporary designs presented on a simple white layout. There are details on each photo that explain building names and locations and also their achievements on architecture design contests.


NEW REGIONALISM IN BALI ARCHITECTURE
by Popo Danes
Price: US$45.00

Popo Danes is recognised as one of the leading Architects in Bali today. His work is a blend of art and spiritual architecture with a sensitivity that is hard to surpass. This book is packed with architecture that will raise your spirit. Popo's traditionalism is not forgotten here, but enhances his new Architecture to new heights.


BALI HOME Inspirational Design Ideas
by Kim Inglis
Price: US$25.00

Bali is an island paradise that inspires countless dreams of tropical beaches, exotic people and gorgeous views. More than just an increasingly popular tourist destination, Bali is also a global leader in tropical design, showcased in all its glory in Bali Home. Covering over 100 homes, garden estates, hotels, restaurants and more, this book gives a tantalizing glimpse of the latest design trends coming out of Bali. Full-colour photography, both of decorative details and architectural concepts, is accompanied by an insightful text that gives attainable interior design tips to tropical dream seekers.


BALI LIVING : Innovative Tropical Design
by Gianni Francione
Price: US$45.00

From the author of the bestselling Bali Houses comes an inspirational new look at Balinese modern architecture and design. Bali Living is a unique selection of private homes, rental properties, restaurants, villas and wedding facilities. Traditional Balinese compound architecture is evident throughout but most of the buildings included are contemporary structures that reinterpret old forms and materials in new and exciting ways.


PARADISE BY DESIGN : Tropical Residences and Resorts
by Bill Bensley,
Price: US$49.95

The 27 resorts and homes featured in Paradise by Design are set amidst resplendent tropical gardens and spread from China to India to Bali. Focused in Asia Pacific, these buildings are unconventional, sensual and hold a special reverence for the tropical climate. Focusing not only on the architecture of the buildings, but also the landscape design, interior design, horticulture and fine arts and crafts found within and without these buildings.


25 TROPICAL HOUSES IN INDONESIA
by Amir Sidharta
Price: US$45.00

25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia offers a selection of the best contemporary architecture in the Indonesian Archipelago, ranging from a new type of urban shop house to dramatic and flamboyant buildings emerging from the countryside. Drawing on classical Indonesian aesthetics and conventions and blending these with dynamic, cutting-edge design ideas, modern architecture in Indonesia has become dramatically aligned with international concepts of space, incorporating stunning local elements and materials.


LIVING IN BALI
by Anita Lococo, Angelika Taschen (ed)
Price: US$25.00

A superb Taschen book on this beautiful Island paradise. Anita Lococo has lived for many many years in Bali and has reproduced here a fabulous collection of photographs (by Reto Guntli) depicting just what this island has to offer from his rich cultural heritage. Browsing this book just makes you want to run out there to Bali and immerse yourself amongst the beauty of the architecture, style and nature's richness. You will find yourself returning time and time again to this beautiful book.


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TROPICAL ASIAN STYLE
Price: US$39.95

Depicting traditional styles of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore used in contemporary settings. This book focuses on tropical themes such as verandahs, garden pavilions etc. An inspiration to bring some exotica into your home. by William Warren and photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni.


BALI STYLE
by Rio Helmi & Barbara Walker.
Price: US$45.00

This sumptuous book of more than 330 colour photographs and an illuminating text presents Bali's distinctive style. From picturesque bamboo dwellings to contemporary Bali homes, from traditional objects and art forms to handicrafts, the essence of Bali's fascinating culture is revealed.


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TROPICAL ASIAN HOUSE
by Robert Powell.
Price: US$48.00

Contemporary tropical architecture depicting houses from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, India and Sir Lanka and includes works by Charles Correa and Geoffrey Bawa.


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BALINESE GARDENS
Price: US$35.00

This book is perfect for gardening enthusiasts and professional landscape architects alike. It is full of wonderful photographs of magnificent gardens both contemporary and traditional. Bali is well-known for its
magical landscape and this book is a great documentation
of this "Garden of Eden". Paperback Edition.


INTRODUCTION TO BALINESE ARCHITECTURE
by Julian Davison, Mubinas Hanafi (illustrator), Bruce Granquist (illustrator)
Price: US$21.95

A step by step guide to the architecture of Bali. This book is full of watercolour illustrations of domestic and religious architecture including the most important sites, construction techniques, design and building types. A very informative text and beautiful illustrations.


TROPICAL GARDEN DESIGN
by Made Wijaya
Price: US$46.00

An inspirational and highly decorative book with evocative drawings and sketches by ChangHuai-Yan and superb photographs by many international photographers.


THE TROPICAL SPA
Price: US$22.95 (paperback)

Asian secrets of health, beauty and relaxation. Luxury spas are Asia's hottest trend. Massages beneath swaying coconut trees is no longer a figment of the imagination. In this book you will find these - and many more delights - photographed in the unbelievable luxury of Asia's finest tropical spas.


BALI MODERN
The Art of Tropical living Photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Text by Gianni Francione

Price: US$34.95

A superbly illustrated book depicting the new way in which architects and interior designers are using the natural resources available on beautiful Bali to create contemporary villas, resort, bungalows, shop and restaurants.

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BALINESE FOOD
The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali
by Vivienne Kruger
Price: US$18.95

In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali, Dr. Vivienne Kruger brings to life Bali's time-honored and authentic village cooking traditions. In over 20 detailed chapters, Dr. Kruger explores how the island's intricate culinary art is an inextricable part of Bali's Hindu religion, its culture and its community life. This book provides a detailed roadmap for those who wish to make an exciting exploration into the exotic world of Balinese cooking chapters on:The traditional Balinese kitchen, Snacking at a roadside warung food stall, Visiting a traditional Balinese market, Preparing delicious satays with a Balinese twist, Brewing heavenly Bali coffee.


ORGANIC FUSION
Organic, Raw, Vegan, Low GI, Gluten Free, Superfoods
by Amanda Battley
Price: US$40.00

Packed with fabulous recipes: organic, raw, vegan, low gi, gluten free and super foods! Amanda opened the organic restaurant in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali named "Buddha Soul Organic Fusion" and after it's amazing success, decided to compile a book full of the recipes she uses in this restaurant. Beautifully illustrated and very easy to follow recipes.


THE SUKHAVATI AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK
Cooking Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for Health and Healing at Home
by the Team at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat in Bali
Price: US$30.00

The recipes in this book all come directly from the Panchakarma menu at Sukhavati and have been created based on Ayurvedic principles for nourishment and cleansing. This book also features information on the ancient science of Ayurvedic Medicine, also known as the 'Science of Longevity' as well as information on the healing qualities of food. Lavishly illustrated with easy to follow recipes.


SARONG INSPIRATIONS
by Will Meyrick
Price: US$45.00

Sarong Inspirations charts Will Meyrick's journey in Asia over 15 years of working and travelling - from his very early days of discovery in Thailand through to motorcycle dashes across Laos and stints of life in Khmer villages and Indian homestays to learn the secrets handed down from generation to generation. This book has over 100 recipes from the kitchen of the famed "Sarong" restaurant in Bali and features some of the signature dishes that have made Sarong such a favourite amongst all the "foodies" of Indonesia.


INDONESIAN COOKING, Satays, Sambals and more
by Dina Yuen
Price: US$16.95

Indonesian Cooking is Chef Dina Yuen's culinary exploration of the world's largest and most diverse archipelago the fabled Spice Islands of Indonesia. This is a vibrant, multi-layered nation with a fabulous and largely unexplored cuisine and her easy-to-follow recipes now make them accessible to everyone. The dishes in Indonesian Cooking range from the familiar Chicken and Beef Satays, Lumpia Spring Rolls, Fresh Steamed Vegetables with Peanut Dressing (Gado-Gado) and Nasi Goreng (Traditional Indonesian Fried Rice) to more exotic dishes like Spicy Lemongrass Beef, Burned Sugar Pork, Grilled Swordfish with Fragrant Yellow Rice, and Tamarind Roasted Prawns. These flavorful recipes are easy to make with ingredients readily found in any well-stocked supermarket. Bring the tastes of Indonesia home with the help of Indonesian Cooking!


MOZAIC French Cuisine, Balinese Flavours
by Chris Salans
Price: US$35.00

Using modern French techniques of cooking and presentation, the classically-trained Chris Salans incorporates both everyday and exotic Indonesian and Balinese ingredients in his cooking. The resulting flavours are sometimes surprising - and after years of research and trial and error, French-Balinese gastronomy is born. The recipes are organised around 17 ingredients found in Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia, all of which are keys to the inspiration behind the dishes at Mozaic resaurant in Ubud, Bali. This is the perfect book memento for diners who want to replicate the Mozaic culinary experience at home.


STREET FOODS OF BALI
by Heinz von Holzen
Price: US$35.00

This wonderful cookbook is by Swiss-born, Bali resident Heinz von Holzen. The first section is on the dressings and condiments that accompany a meal - shallot and lemongrass dressing, green chilli sambal, the various spice pastes that make up the flavour and base of most dishes and stock. Then iconic dishes of Bali such as roast duck in banana leaf, babi guling, various sates and the crackers that accompany every meal. A substantial section is on rice and noodles, where the famous bakso and soto ayam are featured. This is a great book for both the beginner and the seasoned cook as it introduces the nuances and flavours of Balinese street food in an easy-to-read manner. Over 70 great recipes.


STEP BY STEP COOKING: BALINESE
by Heinz von Holzen
Price: US$20.00

Another wonderful cookbook by Heinz von Holzen - owner of three very popular restaurants in Bali. This easy to follow, step by step guide, introduces the reader to such wonderful delicacies as Corn and Fern Tips with Grated Coconut. One-dish meals are included, such as Fried Rice with Chicken and Prawns, and Mushroom Soup. Main dishes like Balinese Lamb Stew, Roast Chicken in Banana Leaf and Minced Seafood Sate will definitely impress your guests. Great desserts such as Coconut Pancakes, Fruit in Coconut Dressing, Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas) or Steamed Jackfruit Cake.


THE REAL TASTE OF INDONESIA
by Rose Prince
Price: US$45

The is an excellent authentic Indonesian Cook Book. The Real Taste of Indonesia is filled with wonderful recipes to create real Indonesian food. From the sweet dishes of Java to the spicy kitchen of Sumatra - Yellow Rice, Rendang, Babi Buling etc. This unique collection of recipes has been passed from grandmothers to mothers, to daughters and sons. There is a wealth of additional information such as information on the Balinese cuisine, where, through the influence of Hinduism, more pork is eaten than in the rest of this mostly Islamic country.


AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM INDONESIA
by Heinz Von Holzen and Lother Arsana
Price: US$18.50

Authentic Recipes from Indonesia includes over 60 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of ingredients and cooking methods, enabling the reader to reproduce the flavours of the Spice Islands at home. Included are Padang favorites from West Sumatra, healthy Javanese vegetable creations, succulent satay and poultry dishes from Bali and Lombok and unusual recipes from Kalimantan and Flores.


THE BALI COOKBOOK
by Lonny Gerungan
Price: US$34.95

Bali has long been famous for its rich tradition and stunning landscape but now its cuisine is making a mark on world food markets. Lonny Gerungan takes us on a food journey second to none as we explore the authentic dishes of this magical paradise. With detailed information on a wide variety of ingredients, such as herbs, spices and vegetables which are specific to the Balinese cuisine, we head into chapters dedicated to street food, snacks, exotic drinks, and mouth-watering desserts - even a chapter specifically on rice! Readers will learn how to recreate 'the food of the gods'.


FEAST OF FLAVOURS FROM THE BALINESE KITCHEN
by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: US$15.00

Chef and restauranteur Heinz von Holzen's specialty is Balinese cuisine and this little cookbook is a delightful collection of the very best that Balinese food has to offer. Recipes include: Green Papaya Soup, Corn and Fern Tips with Grated Coconut, Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf, Fried Noodles with Vegetables, Black Rice Pudding, Steamed Jackfruit Cake. Step-by-step instructions to create your masterpieces at home.


FEAST OF FLAVOURS FROM THE INDONESIAN KITCHEN
by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: US$15.00

Chef and restauranteur Heinz von Holzen's specialty is Balinese cuisine but this little cookbook has a selection of the very best dishes from around the Indonesian archipelago. Packed with gorgeous photographs and step-by-step instructions this book will take you through a unique collection of tantalizing dishes made with delicious ingredients. A good insight into local cooking traditions and techniques will give you inspiration to try each one of the recipes.


BALI UNVEILED - The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine
by Heinz von Holzen
Price: US$30.00

Bali Unveiled?The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine uncovers the mysteries of the Balinese cuisine that has been little explored before the author - Chef Heinz von Holzen stepped foot on the island. Together with American author and Balinese cultural authority Fred Eisman Jr who has written several books on Bali?s culture, Chef von Holzen delves further into the food culture of Bali, uncovering spices, ingredients and cooking techniques, and unveils them all in this delightful cookbook. The book is filled with authentic Balinese recipes and photographs of traditional village people preparing and cooking Balinese food. Heinz is head chef at his very popular restaurant Bumbu Bali and runs cooking classes there several times a week. This book is an absolute treasure!


FRAGRANT RICE
by Janet De Neefe
Price: US$20.00

Full of family stories, descriptive detail and brimming with infectious enthusiasm, Fragrant Rice is a lifestyle book with a difference. When Janet De Neefe made her first trip to Bali in 1984 she felt an immediate connection to the island. There, she fell in love with the Balinese, their culture and their food. Now almost twenty years later, Janet and her husband Ketut have four children and run two highly successful restaurants in Ubud, Bali. Fragrant Rice is an intriguing life story with food as its main ingredient. The book is interspersed with mouth-watering Balinese receipes.


THE FOOD OF BALI
Price: US$15.
95

A well illustrated and informative cookbook. by Heinz Vonhozen and Lother Arsana.


THE FOOD OF INDONESIA
Price: US$18.95

A well illustrated and informative cookbook by Heinz Vonhozen and Lother Arsana.



LEMPAD OF BALI
Directed by John Darling and Lorne Blair
Produced by John Darling
Language: English and Bahasa Indonesia
Price: US$30.00

A re-release of an acclaimed documentary classic by John Darling - a film about the life and death of the 116 year old Balinese master artist. This film tells the story of this remarkable man against the background of the island's changing fortunes over the past 100 years. It begins by showimg him just before his death and then follows the elaborate preparations for his cremation and the consequent release by fire of his spirit into the next world. A wide selection of Lempad's work is shown including the drawings, paintings, sculpture and architecture which have enriched the cultural life of Bali.


THE RING OF FIRE DVD
by Lawrence and Lorne Blair
Price: US$50.00

This exciting series documents the 10 years voyage of two filmmakers, brothers Lorne and Lawrence Blair, through the world's largest and least known archipelago - the exotic, mysterious islands of Indonesia. The Blair brothers sailed with pirates aboard their black-sailed schooners in search of the Bird of Paradise, struggled through rapids and deep jungles searching for elusive nomadic tribes, witnessed veiled forms of human sacrifice and found themselves drawn into ten years of danger and discovery in a magical land where ancient myths still flourish.


RUDOLF BONNET Drawer and Painer (1895-1978)
Produced by Hugo van Zoest, Marianne Wieberdink and Suzanne Wieberdink
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
Price: US$25.95

This 40 minute documentary showing the life and work of the Dutch artist and painter Rudolf Bonnet. He lived most of his adult life in Ubud Bali and became involved in local issues and community life. Together with the German artist, Walter Spies, he established the Pita Maha Art movement - a radically different style of painting to arise in Bali. He was detained under the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and was sent to an internment camp in Makassar. He was forced to leave Bali in 1957 after he refused to sell a painting to President Soekarno but was able to return 15 years later.


THE HEALING OF BALI
Directed by John Darling
Produced by John Darling and Sara Darling
Language: English subtitles
Price: US$30.00

The Healing of Bali is John Darling's observation of the Balinese response to the bombing of 12 October 2002 and the aftermath. His film presents an intimate insight into traditional and modern Balinese methods of grieving and healing. As part of the grieving process, many people affected by the bombing visit 'paranormals' to speak again to the deceased and hear of their wishes. A young Australian woman who lost her Indoneisan husband in the bombing, discusses the comfort and strength she gained from working with a spirit medium. A profoundly moving documentary.


BALI TRIPTYCH
Directed by John Darling
Produced by John McLean
Language: English and English subtitles
Price: US$70.00

In 3 parts. Part 1 is called Between the Mountain and the Sea and covers an enormous scope of history. This film explores the geological and cultural influences which have contributed to the evolution of Balinese cosmology. The film narrates the turbulent history of the Balinese poeple from the first arrival of Europeans, the conquest of the Dutch, an ensuing history of warfare and resistance, and finally being absorbed into Indonesia after World War Two. Part 2 is called The Path of the Soul and explains the beliefs and rituals of the Balinese people throughout their life cycle. The film decpicts both childbirth and death rituals, and focuses on the training and work of priests and the role of temples in every aspect of daily life. Part 3 is called Demons and Deities and is about village temple festivals, involving sacred dances, ritual trances, animal sacrifices and other religious community activities.


LEGONG: DANCE OF THE VIRGINS
Produced by Marquis Henry de la Falaise
Price: US$29.95

Legong: Dance of the Virgins was filmed entirely on location in Bali in 1935. It is a tragic tale of love denied - Poutou, a respected Legong dancer, falls in love with a young musician, Nyoung. Her father is delighted with Poutou's choice and wants to help her to conquer Nyoung's heart. But Poutout's half-sister Saplak wants the musician herself. When Nyoung chooses Saplak, Poutout drowns herself. Legon's real theme is much more than mere melodrama - it is the delineation of Balinese culture. de la Falaise captured religious rituals including frenetic dances and mystical parades. It is an absorbing and mesmerizing quasi-documentary.


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click here to listen to a sample of Balinese gamelan music

Balinese Music is one of the most seductive kinds of music in the modern world. The traditional Balinese Orchestra is called a Gamelan Orchestra and it is comprised of various forms of percussion. There is a large range of gongs, metallophones and xylophones and they are played in a lively and engaging fashion. The music itself is complex and very vibrant.

Many western composers have been so captivated by the music of Bali that have spent many years documenting, recording and immersing themselves in it. One of the best-known of these composers is Colin McPhee (1900 - 1964) who went to Bali in the 1920s and 1930s where he spent many long years contributing to Balinese Music by funding orchestras and special performances.

Gamelan music almost always accompanies all the ritual festivals in Bali. There are different types of music for every occasion and some samples of these are listed below;

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The Barong Dance

The Barong Dance is perhaps the most well-known of all Balinese Dances. It tells the story of the fight between good and evil. Rangda is the powerful Black Magic demoness challenging the authority of the King Erlangga - this is the fight between good and evil. This conflict sees Rangda cast her spell over the soldiers and they are overcome by madness and the desire to stab themselves with their own weapons - keris. (the Keris Dance) During the final conflict the king is represented as a powerful Barong (a mystical lion like creature) who finally overpowers the spell of Rangda.

The Kecak Dance

The unnerving sounds and rhythms of the sound of chak, chak, chak electrify the stage of the Kecak Dance. This dance has a vocal orchestra of around 150 men and was conceived by the German painter Walter Spies and the dancers of Bedulu Village in the 1930s. Today it is one of the most watched dance performances in Bali. There are excerpts from the Ramayana story when the demon King Rawana leaps into the centre of the circle and the men respond by simulating his flight with long hissing sounds. When Hanuman enters the mystic circle, the men become an army of chattering monkeys - hence the nickname of "Monkey Dance".

The Legong Dance

Of all the classical balinese dances, the Legong is the most beautiful. It is performed by young women wearing exquisite brocaded costumes and crowns of frangipani blossoms. The movements are highly stylized and structured and were first perfomred nearly 200 years ago. The name Legong derives from leg meaning "elegant movement" and gong for the music. The girls perform the dance in unison, tightly bound in their costumes and their headresses quivering with each dance movement. It is one of the most famous of all Balinese Dances.

Gamelan Jegog

Jegog is the name give to the huge bamboo xylophones that make up the orchestra of Jegog. This gamelan orchestra is traditionally found in the west of Bali in the province of Jembrana. Each ensemble is made up of six groups of bamboo xylophones and each xylophone has eight bamboo tubes. The sound of this ensemble resembles the sound of roaring thunder. The Jegog accompnies Kebyar dances and also the Bull Races in west bali.

Gamelan Rindik

The Gamelan Rindik is made up of four pairs of bamboo xylophones, cymbals, flutes and one drum. This orchestra is used to accompany the social dances of Joged - a popular dance in the tourist venues of Bali. The Joged dancer goes into the audience and taps a man on the shoulder who is then obliged to dance with her in the Balinese style. It is always funny and a little sassy too. The music of the Gamelan Rindik is up-beat and very lively.

Suling (Flute)

This gamelan group is made up of 25 to 30 suling players and is the orchestra that mostly accompanies the Kebyar performances. Sulings also accompany each Balinese Orchestra, and can be heard drifting in and out through the sharper sounds of the metallaphones. Sulings are made from bamboo and the players utilize circular breathing.


The Best of Gamelan Bali Part 1

The Best of Gamelan Bali Part 2

The Best of Gamelan Bali Part 3

The Best Dances in Bali (Best Seller)

Gong Kebyar Kreasi Baru

Tabuh Bebarongan

Gamelan Gender

Legong Gunung Sari



Bali Belly Dance
Enchanting compositions of Bali Belly Dance Music


Made In Bali India
A combination of elegant Balinese music and exotic Indian music of Sitar and Tabla.


Bali Meets Indiana
The fusion of Indian Sitar and Balinese Gamelan with a selection of chill, and downtempo dance tunes.


Bali Meets Asia - Oceans of Tranquility by Dore
Gentle music and the sounds of nature combine to bring you the healing powers of Bali meeting Asian Rythyms. Transcend to a peaceful and stress free life.


From Bali To Jogja
A wonderful blend of modern and traditional instruments from both Bali and Java.


Retreat To Ubud
Remind yourself of this wonderful town in Bali. Let the music transport you back to the ricefields and laneways of Ubud.



Bali Nature's Spa
Experience an enchanting blend of Gamelan Slonding, Percussion, Sitar, Violin and Keyboard, set to a background of gentle falling water and the sounds of the rainforest.


Bali Spa Music - Retreat to Nature
Dream away to the sounds of paradise with traditional Balinese Gamelan and the soft sounds of nature such as waterfalls, birds and waves.


Bali Spa Piano & Angklung
A melodious Piano meets the Angklung (bamboo instrument). Evokes pure relaxation and a sense of balance.


Bali Spa Piano & Gamelan
A melodious Piano meets Balinese Traditional Gamelan. An unusual and harmonious mix.



Bali Yoga
A wonderful blend of Sacred Balinese Gamelan (Slonding), percussion, keyboards, sitar etc. Take a deep breath and clear your mind - let the music wash over you and rejuvenate your body and soul.


Bali Yoga 2
Another wonderful blend of Sacred Ballinese Gamelan (Slonding) with percussion, keyboards, sitar etc. Take a deep breath and clear your mind - let the music wash over you and rejuvenate your body and soul.



Bali Relaxation Lounge
Bali Relaxation Lounge is pure chill-out music. Soft tones of the gamelan and bamboo flutes.


Bali Relaxation Lounge 2
Part 2 of pure chill-out relaxation music. Soft tones of the gamelan and bamboo flutes.


Bali Relaxation Lounge 3
Music for Mind, Body and Soul. Let the gentle melodies guide you into a deep state of relaxation.


Dreamland Piano
Beautiful piano music - ideal for relaxation, massage, meditation. This music is smooth as silk.


Return to Jogja

Sunda Africa/No Risk No Fun

Sunda Africa 11 (Sundanese music with Indo-Africa Drums)

Degung Purbasaka

Samba Sunda

Degung Sabilulungan

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