Ganesha in Ubud, Jalan Raya, Ubud. Bali.

Our main store in Ubud is bursting at the seams with lots of new and interesting books on Bali and Indonesia. We have expanded our Children's books to include many new bilingual (Indonesian/English) books and we have also expanded the Indonesian Studies books particularly in the areas of Indonesian History, Indonesian Politics and Indonesian Literature. Not all of our books are listed here on the website but you can always email us to ask for specific titles.


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Ganesha in Sanur, Jalan Danau Tamblingan 42, Sanur. Bali

We have just opened a new bookstore on the main street of Sanur. It houses our full range of new and used books as well as a small selection of Rare and Out - of -Print books on Bali and Indonesia. This store also houses a very special Children's Corner with lots of colourful cushions and a table or two for children to relax and read all the books on our shelves. This store is in the heart of Sanur and we have parking available out the front.

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Here are some of the new books in the store this month.

JALAN JALAN: A Novel of Indonesia
by Mike Stoner
Price: Rp140,000

"What sort of idiot takes a job after a five minute phone interview, in a country he knows nothing much about and on the other side of the world, in a school he's never heard of?"
Newbie is on the run. From England. From the past. From memories of his dead girlfriend, Laura. Indonesia is as good a place as any to reinvent himself cheap beer, exotic landscapes, a beautiful Indonesian girlfriend, and a bunch of misfit mate all masquerading as English teachers.
"Jalan Jalan." "Just walking. Out for a stroll." It's a local phrase that sums up Newbie's quest for emotional detachment, to block out the pain of the past. But Laura won't leave him alone her ghost haunts him, her voice fills his head, her gaze follows him everywhere. It will take a breakdown and an exorcism at the hands of an Indonesian shaman to make Newbie realize that the events of the past might not always be what they seem "

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FLAVORS OF INDONESIA: William Wongso's Culinary Wonders
by William Wongso
Price: Rp425,000

The quintessential tastes of Indonesia are rich yet subtle, complex yet elegant. Each region of Indonesia is home to a distinctive cuisine, many of which trace back to the marvelous, abundant history of these islands. In this great nation, food is about creating a harmonious melange of diverse flavors, passions, beliefs, and traditions.
"Flavors of Indonesia" is a beautifully illustrated Indonesian cookbook, culinary guide and cultural exploration that introduces readers to the specialties and characteristics of the world's largest archipelago. Celebrated chef and Indonesian TV personality William Wongso takes you on a journey through Indonesia, retracing the religious, architectural, and culinary history of Java as seen through the island's royal cuisine. You'll learn about spices and fresh ingredients as you visit local markets in Sumatra and sample the zesty dishes of Sulawesi. As elsewhere across Southeast Asia, some of Indonesia's most appetizing treats are to be found in its streets and back lanes, and Wongso shares his must-have street food and snack recipes in a special chapter.

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BALI: SUSTAINABLE VISIONS
by Duncan Murray Kirk and Isabella Ginanneschi
Price: Rp750,000

Discover how visionary architects and designers are pioneering a new, environmentally sustainable style of tropical living. Justly famous for its artistic expressions, Balinese culture is also uniquely adapted to the natural conditions of this small volcanic island just a few degrees south of the equator. The subak system, maintained cooperatively for more than a millennium, channels fresh water from high in the mountains to the terraced rice fields below. And the vernacular architecture, made from renewable materials like wood and bamboo, is designed to accommodate the indoor-outdoor tropical lifestyleand to withstand the extremes of tropical weather.
Today, even as Bali s ecosystem is challenged by a continued influx of foreign tourists, a handful of inspired creators are rediscovering the island s long tradition of environmental sustainability. This gorgeous and eye-opening volume introduces us to their most innovative projects on Bali and other islands, including luxurious private homes built from traditional and reclaimed materials; the Suarga Resort, which boasts the world s largest bamboo-shingled roof; and the Green School, an international primary and secondary school where students learn to be stewards of the earth.

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JOURNEY THROUGH BALI & LOMBOK
by Paul Greenway
Price: Rp410,000

Whether readers are planning a trip to Bali or just fantasizing about one, "Journey Through Bali & Lombok" makes for an unforgettable Bali travel guide. Containing more than 300 color photographs, this breathtaking volume brings you from the trendy beach of Seminyak to the Monkey Forest at Sangeh and the hot springs along Lake Batur to the sunken wrecks off Tulamben.
Through stunning photographs, readers climb Lombok's smoldering Mt. Rinjani volcano and explore the nearby rustic Gili Islands and Nusa Lembongan. Greenway was a longtime resident of Bali and still considers it his spiritual home. "Journey Through Bali & Lombok" capture the region's stunning natural landscapes and the lives and experiences of the Balinese people including their renowned religious festivals, gamelan music, and painting and craft traditions. For example, an image of the cliff-top temple of Pura Luhur Ulu Watu during a sunset dance performance complete with hypnotic chanting and fire-walking reveals intriguing aspects of ancient Balinese culture."

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MY FIRST BOOK OF INDONESIAN WORDS: An ABC Rhyming Book of Indonesian Language and Culture
by Linda Hibbs and Illustrated by Julia Laud
Price: Rp190,000

The familiar ABC rhyming structure combines with sparkling illustrations to encourage the natural ability of children to pick up new languages and vocabulary quickly. Words for things kids already know in English are joined by words specific to Indonesia, giving kids a glimpse into Indonesian life and culture.
Everyday expressions—like "Apa kabar?" which means "How are you?"—give kids a chance to communicate in a meaningful way and show them that when it comes to courtesy and friendliness, other cultures have a lot in common with their own. Cultural and linguistic notes are added for the parents to enhance the Indonesian learning experience. The cheerful illustrations depict a friendly and culturally rich nation, where the people are happy to know you and to share a bit of who they are and how they live.

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BALI TOURISM
Culture, Heritage, and Landscape in an Open Fortress
Edited by I Nyoman Darma Putra and Siobhan Campbell
Contributions by Mark Hobart, Michel Picard, Graeme MacRae, Carol Warren, Jean Couteau etc.
Price: Rp120,000

Collectively, this volume makes clear that questions of 'sustainability' in relation to Balinese tourism are now as much, if not more, related to the natural environment than they are to aspects of material and performing culture. As Carol Warren reveals in her contribution, this is in part related to Bali's entanglement in international heritage schemes and conventions which accentuate the links between nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. Several authors discuss the deployment of the Balinese model of Tri Hita Karana in this context, a concept taken to encompass the interconnectivity of the divine, human and environmental domains.

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BALI - 1964 to 2009 The Shadows that Dance in and out of my Memory
by Jan Mantjika
Price: Rp250,000

Jan Mantjika was a dancer working for The Dominion newspaper in Palmerston North, New Zealand, when she married a Balinese student studying agriculture and animal husbandry under the Colombo Plan in her home town. In 1964 they moved to Bali with their first child and he took up a post as a lecturer at Udayana University. They remained in Bali during the terrible times of 1965. In 1969, Jan and her husband opened one of Bali’s first travel agencies, Jan’s Tours. Jan recounts her experiences during her early days in Bali, her love of the island, and her personal adventures of bringing up a large extended family in Bali, with both anguish and humour.

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ARCHIPELAGO, A Journey Across Indonesia
by Ian Burnet
Hard Cover: Rp398,000

In this third book by Ian Burnet we set sail on a journey across the archipelago of Indonesian to discover a rich cultural diversity. He describes how the early Malay people came to these islands and the influence of the Indian religions of Hinduism and Buddhism on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali. Travelling by bus, plane, train, ferry, boat, car and motorcycle from Java to Timor, he hops from island to island across the Indonesian archipelago, following the smoking volcanoes that form its spine. Ian Burnet combines his love of adventure and trael with his knowledge of history to take us on a personal journey through geographic space and historical time.

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EAST INDIES
by Ian Burnet
Hard Cover: Rp485,000

In East Indies Ian Burnet begins in the port city of Malacca and tells the story of the 200 year struggle between the Portuguese Crown, the Dutch East India Company and the English East India Company for trade supremacy in the easterns seas. When you read this book you can almost small exotic spices over salt spray and the wet wood of the ships that transported the goods back to Europe. A thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated book filled with gorgeous maps and pictures evoking the age of sail.

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A BALINESE SELF-HEALING SYSTEM
Ancient Techniques for Life Long Optimum Health
by Cal Stanny
Price: Rp290,000

"A Balinese Self-Healing System is based on the esoteric knowledge of one of Bali's living treasures, Cokorda Gde Rai, Balian (healer) and member of the royal family of Ubud. The author, Cal Stanny, is one of a small group of Cokorda's international students. Cal devoted 14 years to the study of this ancient healing knowledge and has used it in his daily life with excellent results. There are step by step instructions on how to perform eight "movements". These movements consist of a series of mudras that bring the divine energy into your body for healing and restoration. In a Balinese Self-Healing system you will learn; How to eliminate negative energy in the body through self-purification, Techniques to harness your energy and combine it with that of the universe, How to connect with your spiritual essence, and bring wisdom and even miracles into your life."

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDONESIA: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis:
The Incredible Story of Southeasst Asia's Largest Nation
by Tim Hannigan
Price: Rp240,000

This fascinating book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colorful visits of foreign travelers who have passed through these shores for many centuries--from Chinese Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American movie stars. For readers who want an entertaining introduction to Asia's most fascinating country, this is delightful reading.

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BALI : LIFE IS AN OFFERING DVD
(The Baraka of Bali)
Price: Rp180,000

Bali: Life is an Offering is a multi-faceted documentary film luminous with images of Bali's rich traditional culture and breath taking natural beauty, produced by an award-winning international team. The film revolves around exceptional people and profound projects based on the island, working to maintian and enhance Bali's social, environmental and cultural harmony.

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JALANAN DVD
Price: Rp100,000

Award winning film by director Daniel Ziv. Boni, Ho & Titi are three gifted, charismatic street musicians in Jakarta. Jalanan follows these young marginalised musicians and their never before seen sub-culture, while also panting a striking, moody and intimate portrait of Indonesia's frenzied capital city.

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THE BOOTONGS OF BALI and the Kingdom of Ducktopia
by Clare McAlaney
Price: Rp235,000

The Bootongs of Bali is a delightful tale and carries with it a message of hope, while sharing the potential disasters that we are headed for environmentally. Written in a unique story teller voice, this books is set to win hearts not just in Bali, but anyone who has expressed concerns at an overly-consumptive world. Featuring some of the wonderful art of the author, this book is suitable for readers from age nine and upwards, but will equally be enjoyed by adults or adult readers to children.

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PRAY, MAGIC, HEAL - The Story of Bali's Famous Eat, Pray, Love Folk Healer
by David J. Stuart Fox with Ketut Liyer
Price: Rp295,000

Pray, Magic, Heal ushers the reader into the shimmering world of Balinese magic and healing, as practiced by the island's most famous folk healer, Ketut Liyer. Even the recent onslaught of western ideas, tourists, and medicine has not dampened the spirit of Balinese magic. Most Balinese still believe in the existence of a parallel world of demons and deities, of white and black magic, mediated by healers like Liyer who play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of the individual, family and community. Starting in the mid-1970's, Stuart-Fox began recording conversations with Liyer, and much of the story is told in Liyer's own words. The book tells about Liyer's profession as a healer and especially about the extraordinary magic drawings that he uses in his practice. It paints a compelling picture of a life dedicated to studying, practicing and preserving Bali's centuries-old healing wisdom and magic.

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TESTIMONY
by Rendra (translated by Harry Aveling)
Price: Rp175,000

Rendra (1935-2009) is one of Indonesia´s most important poets and dramatists. During his lifetime he embodied the Indonesian sense of what a true artist should be. He was a flamboyant personality, often dubbed "the peacock". His dedication to his art was absolute, and he gave honest and creative expression to his emotions and thoughts. His writing used a simple, flexible long-limbed free verse that is attractive and immediately accessible. Raised within a mystical Javanese milieu, Rendra saw nature, the individual and society as potentially forming one harmonious whole. In his poetry and his plays this commitment to personal authenticity and social justice was expressed through stories.

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HOME
by Leila S. Chudori (translated by John. H. McGlynn)
Price Rp250,000

So begins the novel Home (Pulang) and Leila S Chudori´s remarkable fictional account of the impact of the September 30 Movement of 1965. This "movement", blamed by military leaders on the Indonesian Communist Party, led to the murder of a million or more presumed Communists and the imprisonment of tens of thousands presumed leftists and sympathizers. Thousands of Indonesian citizens who were abroad at the time had their passports revoked and were left to live in exile. Thereafter, history was manipulated by the Soeharto government to portray its involvement in this atrocity in a favorable light. A whole generation of Indonesians was raised in world of forced silence, where facts were suppressed and left unspoken.

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A CONSPIRACY OF GOD-KILLERS
by Triyanto Triwikromo (translated by George. A. Fowler)
Price: Rp175,000

Twenty-two stories by this noted Semarang, Central Java-based writer and poet in his first collection in English, with their continent- and time-spanning backdrops of history and imagination. Stories populated by bereaved cops, heartless assassins, sainted heroes and mad saviors, dissolute poets, disgusted butchers and weary warriors, and children?above all, children. Children who have seen far too much in their still-young lives. These poetically crafted, frequently disturbing stories are leavened with sardonic wit, more than a touch of the absurd and outright bizarre in a world gone mad, and all solidly grounded on Triyanto Triwikromo´s own uniquely expressed moral clarity.

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NIGHT'S DISSAPEARANCE
by Gus tf Sakai (translated by Toni Pollard)
Price: Rp150,000

In a Gus tf Sakai story, nothing is as it seems. The unexpected is always happening. Supernatural events occur in ordinary settings, turning lives and reality on end. A three-hundred-year-old Torajan mummy refuses to stay dead as an antique dealer transports its coffin in his jeep. A painting takes on a life of its own and paints the painter. A television screen emits swarms of butterflies that eventually take over the town. Village children innocently reciting their alphabet are possessed by victims of torture from centuries earlier. Boys beg in the markets as part of their silat martial arts training, but who are they and where are they from? What is it about the nagari tree under which neighbors have long lived in harmony that later tears them apart? How can night disappear, and what is that mysterious crying and drumming?

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THE ATHEIST
by Achdiat K. Mihardja
Price: Rp175,000

At once celebrated and controversial, Atheis, translated here as The Atheist, is considered a masterpiece of Indonesian literature. The novel was written during the last years of the Indonesian struggle for independence by Achdiat Karta Mihardja, a journalist-cum-literary editor and member of the Socialist Party of Indonesia. It was first published in 1949. Using three narrative voices, the novel tells of the spiritual and intellectual crisis of Hasan, a young Muslim who is raised to be devout but comes to doubt his faith after becoming involved with a group of modern young people: Rusli, his Marxist-Leninist childhood friend; Anwar, an anarcho-nihilist artist; and Kartika, a beautiful young divorcée. Upon publication, Atheis caused considerable discussion. Religious thinkers, Marxist-Leninists, and anarchists decried the novel for not explaining their ideologies in more detail; but literary figures and many in the general public praised it.

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OH, OH, OH!
by Idrus
Price: Rp150,000

Idrus (1921-1979) is one of Indonesia´s best known writers and is often credited for having set the satirical direction for writers in his time. Through his work, his short stories especially, most of which appeared in the late 1940s, Idrus helped to set new directions for the use of the Indonesian language, strengthening it with a measure of frankness and directness that was uncommon before his time. Idrus was a storyteller who wrote mostly about ordinary people who were distinguished by some odd characteristic, circumstance, or misfortune. He did not deal with the larger, more "philosophical" issues that bothered many of his contemporaries, preferring to deal with simpler, human themes instead.

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AUKE SONNEGA Artist of the Enchanting Tropics
by Didier Hamel
Price: Rp800,000

The Dutch artist, Auke Sonnega arrived in Batavia to work as a textile designer in 1935. After WW11 he moved to Ubud and took over the former studio of Rudolf Bonnet in Puri Kaleran. He developed his unique "Art Deco" style of composition and was able to paint the tropics in a way that mirrors the harmony of tropical atmospheres. He left Bali in 1957 due to political pressures.

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VIBRANT ARIE SMIT (Boxed Edition)
by: Amir Sidharta
Price: Rp1,500,000

A seminal work on a major artist in Indonesia today, the Dutch-born artist Arie Smit (b.1916) first arrived in Batavia in 1938 prior to moving to Bali. This special, limited, edition is richly illustrated and is a hommage to the eldest and last generation of foreign (Dutch) painters working in pre- and past world war Bali. Arie Smit has inspired a generation of young Balinese artists who have gone on to form important style movements. A sumptuous book on a rare talent.

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DEPARTURES
by: Nh. Dini (translated by Toni Pollard)
Price: Rp175,000

Elisa has remained behind in Indonesia when her Dutch-Eurasian family left for Holland, part of President Sukarno's mass expulsion of Dutch citizens in 1957/58. She has decided to throw in her lot with the young republic and identify as an Indonesian. An air hostess with the new Garuda Indonesian Airlines, Elisa is determined to establish her independence and find a place where she really feels she belongs. With a troubled family background and almost no knowledge of her past or ancestry, Elisa is searching for her true identity. If finding her real father proves a heartbreaking search, then perhaps marriage to the handsome Javanese, Sukoharjito with whom she has fallen deeply in love, will give her the sense of belonging and stability she yearns for. With the support of her Indonesian house mates, Lansih and Wati, Elisa learns what it means to be a young woman finding her way in the troubled early years after Indonesia's independence.

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FORTY DELICIOUS YEARS 1974-2014
Murni's Warung Ubud Bali
by Jonathan Copeland and Ibu Murni
Price: Rp150,000

Forty Delicious Years is the story of Bali's most enduring culinary landmark - Murni's Warung in Ubud. Narrated by some of the warung's most intriguing patrons, with a preface by Murni herself, the book tells the story of how a humble roadside stall became an institution - in fact a must visit on a magical must visit island. This easy to read and immensely enjoyable collection of vignettees was published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Murni's Warung in February 2014.

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IMAGES OF BALI
by Heinz Von Holzen
Price: Rp276,000

The island of Bali is known for its unique blend of Hinduism and ancient mysticism. The most popular tourist destination in the country, visitors come for its beautiful beaches, rugged mountains and also for its highly developed arts and culture which include dance, sculpture, painting, music and handicrafts. This book is filled with stunning photographs of Bali, capturing its distinctive ethnic, its people and their lifestyles. This book is the perfect introduction for those keen on a visit to Bali, Island of the Gods, and an excellent keepsake for tourists, locals and anyone with an eye for culture brought to life through the lens.

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INDONESIA ETC. Exploring the Improbable Nation
by Elizabeth Pisani
Price: Rp200,000

Indonesia is a seductive place. Its people are among the most hospitable on the planet; it is rich beyond telling in languages, cultures and landscapes and it heaves with gold, nickel, spices, fish stocks. Indonesia is also a well-spring of patronage, corruption and bureaucratic incompetence; its schools are a shambles, its legal system a disgrace. Elizabeth Pisani, journalist turned scientist turned analyst-of-all-trades, spent over a year travelling 21,000 kilometres by motorbike, bus and boat, and covering another 20,000 kilometres by plane. She stayed with fishermen and farmers, bus drivers and nurses, teachers and nomads. Out of a palette that includes a sound knowledge of history, years of close observation and a healthy sense of the absurd, she paints a clear-eyed but ultimately affectionate portrait of the nation.

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NIAS SCULPTURE (400 illustrations)
by Achim Sibeth and Bruce Carpenter
Price: Rp850,000

The first book solely dedicated to the Art and Culture of Nias in 25 years, Nias Sculpture features a broad array of unpublished masterpieces from the collection of the Mandala Foundation. For countless centuries, the isolated island of Nias, located far off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, developed a unique culture and stunning art little influenced by the outside world. Descendants of the Austronesians, the ancient peoples who explored and settled insular Southeast Asia beginning some 5000 years ago, their art has been acclaimed for more than a century, Nias has achieved legendary status in the pantheon of Indonesian tribal art.

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LOOKING FOR BORNEO Images, Words and Music
by Mark Heyward, David Metcalf and Khan Wilson
Price: Rp585,000

Looking for Borneo charts Mark Heyward's journey across Kalimantan from east to west arriving at Ehend in Dayak country where he stayed in a typical longhouse. Then he and his team set out up the Mahakam River in a 10m longboat. We read of their exciting meeting with the Orang-utan, and then the Dayak Tribesmen, once fierce head hunters in the region who believe that the world was populated from their island and that people in the West are descended from them. A beautiful travel narrative, crazy artwork, lush photography and wonderful music.

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MAJAPAHIT STYLE
by Made Wijaya
Price: Soft Cover Rp845,000 Hard Cover Boxed Edition with DVD Rp1,950,000

Much of Indonesia is shrouded in Majapahit mystique - but nowhere as much as in Bali, where it lies over the culture like a richly embroidered cloak. The island's red-brick architecture, its Siwa-Buddha religion, and most of the Bali's warrior-princes are descended from the great East Javanese Empire". So begins this wonderful new book by Made Wijaya, a comprehensive overview of the raltionship between Majapahit-Java and its heir, Bali. This is a sumptuous book of 336 pages featuring magnificent pictures of historical monuments from Sumatra's and Java's Hindu Buddha candi, royal palaces and tombs of Islamic sages, to the Neolithic structures in East Nusa Tenggara. Covering Pre-Majapahit, Indianization, Hindu Majapahit, Islamic Era and Majapahit Styled architecture in Bali during the Post-Majapahit era. Ten years in the making and with exhaustive research, this book is a masterpiece.

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1965 INDONESIA AND THE WORLD - Bilingual Bahasa Indonesia and English
Compilatin of essays by: John Roosa, Bradley Simpson, Jovan Cavoski, Ragna Boden etc.
Price: Rp175,000

This is a book of essays that puts the events of 1965 into an international context. Much of the material is controversial in today's Indonesia. One of the essays is by John Roosa, whose Pretext for Mass Murder (2006) was banned by the Attorney General's Office in 2009. This essay provides an alternative account of the September 30 Movements (G30S), the alleged PKI coup attempt. It aruges that the PKI did not mastermind the coup, as Suharto claimed, and that Suharto and his allies in the army organized the killings tht followed. Much of the book is really centres on Indonesians coming to terms with the past and moving forward. It is a testament to how far Indonesia has moved forward from the past to see this book now freely available within Indonesia.

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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: Rp280,000

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.

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SUMARAH MEDITATION
by Laura Romano
Price: Rp135,000

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.

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SNOWING IN BALI
by Kathryn Bonella
Price: Rp127,000

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.

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HOTEL K
by Kathryn Bonella
Price: Rp191,000

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.

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RAJAPALA & KEN SULASIH
(Balinese Folk Tale)
Illustrations by Wayan Jembriawan
Price: Rp125,000

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.

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ANXIETY MYTHS
by Afrizal Malna
Translator: Andy Fuller
Price: Rp150,000

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.

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LIES, LOSS AND LONGING
by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translators: Vern Cork, Leslie Dwyer, Keith Foulcher, John H. McGlynn, Mary Zurbuchen
Price: Rp150,000

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.

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THE LONGEST KISS
by Leila S. Chudori
Translators: Pamela Allen, Jennifer Lindsay, John H. McGlynn, Claire Siverson, Sandra Taylor
Price: Rp200,000

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.

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MORPHOLOGY OF DESIRE
by Dorothea Rosa Herliany
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: Rp150,000

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.

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BALINESE ARCHITECTURE
by Julian Davison, Nengah Enu
Bruce Granquist as Illustrator and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni as Photographer
Price: Rp250,000

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.

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BALINESE FOOD
The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali
by Vivienne Kruger
Price: Rp238,000

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.

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RENDITIONS OF MY SOUL
by Desak Yoni & Sarita Newson
Price: Rp250,000

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.

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ORGANIC FUSION
Organic, Raw, Vegan, Low GI, Gluten Free, Superfoods
by Amanda Battley
Price: Rp395,000

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.

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THE SUKHAVATI AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK
Cooking Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for Health and Healing at Home
by the Team at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat in Bali
Price: Rp300,000

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.

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TRI HITA KARANA: THE SPIRIT OF BALI
by Jan Hendrik Peters
Price: Rp250,000

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, ?I am you and you are me?, 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.

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TIME, RITES AND FESTIVALS IN BALI
by Jean Couteau and Georges Breguet, & Illustrated by I Gusti Nyoman Darta
Price: Rp400,000

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.

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ALL ABOUT INDONESIA
Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids (Ages 7 and up)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: Rp230,000

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.

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BONES OF THE DARK MOON
by Richard Lewis
Price: Rp250,000

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.

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JAZZ, PERFUME & THE INCIDENT
by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
translated by Gregory Harris
Price: Rp150,000

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.

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TORAJA: The Misadventures of a Social Anthropologist in Sulawesi
by Nigel Barley
Price: Rp220,000

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.

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CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN an Indonesian Journey
by Mark Heyward
Price: Rp270,000

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.

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I LA GALIGO
Translators: Mohamad Salim, Sapardi Djoko Damono, John H. McGlynn
Price: Rp95,000

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.

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SUPERNOVA
by Dewi Lestari
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: Rp200,000

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.

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TELEGRAM
by Putu Wijaya
Translator: Stephen J. Epstein
Price: Rp150,000

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.

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BEFORE DAWN
by Sapardi Djoko Damono
Translator: John H. McGlynn
Price: Rp150,000

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.

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SEEING BEAUTY, SENSING RACE IN TRANSNATIONAL INDONESIA
by L. Ayu Saraswati
Price: Rp395,000

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.

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RAFFLES AND THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
by Victoria Glendinning
Price: Rp240,000

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.

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THE MANY FACES OF INDONESIAN WOMEN
Between Tradition and Modernity
by Jutta Berninghausen, Birgit Kerstan and Nena Soeprapto-Jansen
Price: Rp250,000

This book has been written for all those who are interested to explore the changing cultural patterns in Indonesia from women’s eyes. Based on a series of interviews conducted in 2006 and 2007, it offers unique insights into the multi- archipelago’s social fabric and the challenges Indonesian women face today. Embedded into analysis of the specific social-cultural context, the portrayals of women in different parts of the archipelago shed light on many central themes of everyday life in Indonesia: love and marriage, the economic struggle of those in poverty and prospects of the young middle class, political openings in the reform era, values and norms governing family and community, religion, life style and personal choices.

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