Centre for Southeast Asian Studies Seminar Series

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Date(s) - 05/03/2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Meeting Room, Building 55, Gallery Building, Monash University Clayton Campus


“City Islam and Indonesian popular culture: a roundtable discussion


Speaker: Candra Malik and Delita Sartika

Thursday 5 March 2014, 2.00pm-,

In this roundtable discussion, Candra Malik will reflect on the changing spiritual needs of Indonesia’s urban Muslims. Delita Sartika will present on dakwah in contemporary Indonesian Islamic novels/films. This discussion will be conducted in English and Indonesian.

Candra Malik is a young Indonesian dervish and observer of socio-religious affairs who writes songs, essays, poems, short stories, and books on religious themes. He hosts a television program and has produced two albums and five music videos and now producing his third album.

Delita Sartika is a PhD candidate in Monash’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. Her research analyses Islamic expression in recent Indonesian popular culture.