Samudra Editorial

 

Sacred Games: What’s all the stir about?
You may have heard about the first Netflix Original series from India, ‘Sacred Games’. Released on 6 July 2018, the series is based on a 2006 thriller novel of the same name written by Indian-American author Vikram Chandra. In a short time, it has managed to attract many eyeballs, due ...
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Traditional Indonesian Beliefs in a Modern Indonesian Context: Continuity and Controversy
Indonesian culture is heavily influenced by the many traditional rituals, traditions, and beliefs that originate from the archipelago. Despite this, many forms of spirituality have come under heavy pressure after Indonesia became independent. How is it possible that Indonesia is suppressing its homegrown beliefs? Koen de Hek, Contributor Ceremony of ...
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From English novel to Hindi film: linguistic debates in Half Girlfriend
How is the construction of national identity navigated through English books and Hindi cinema? And what role does language play in this? Julia Alting provides an in-depth in studying the book Half Girlfriend and its film adaptation. Julia Alting, Contributor, The Netherlands ‘Would you rather take a sensible student, or someone who ...
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What led Jochem van den Boogert to the SSEA region?
Today, Samudra is proud to feature a brief interview with Jochem van den Boogert, one of the tutors for the area of South and South East Asia (SSEA), Philosophy of Science, and Cultural Studies, about his career path and how he became interested in the area of SSEA. Interviewer: Could ...
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