Regional rebellions, 1958-1959


Although the PRRI-Permesta and Darul Islam rebellions drew on regional resentment against Jakarta and against the Javanese, both were committed to preserving Indonesia as their political framework.

Further reading

Dijk, C. van, Rebellion under the banner of Islam: the Darul Islam in Indonesia. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1981

Harvey, Barbara S., Permesta: half a rebellion. Ithaca NY: Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1977.

Kahin, Audrey, Rebellion to integration: West Sumatra and the Indonesian polity, 1926-1998. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1999.

Lev, Daniel S., The transition to guided democracy: Indonesian politics, 1957-1959. Ithaca NY: Modern Indonesia Project, Cornell University, 1966.

Map number from Cribb, Historical Atlas of Indonesia (2000)


Year span

1958 - 1959