Santri, Achievement, and Religiosity
What is Indonesian History, lesson taught its scholar in general is how our prestigious nation can be “freed” from colonization bondages. The lesson captured how impassioned is our predecessors to fight for the sake of our nation freedom. But there is one huge mistake that the common syllabus of National History taught. Which is the fact how “santri” word seems to be super excluded, not mentioned in so many spots it should have, inside the history.
This is clearly, in my point of view, leading to a huge misunderstanding on Indonesia history. Since factually, as I will provide evidences soon enough, most of the big Indonesia history figures, who participated enormously through their effort on Indonesia freedom, is the Ulama, who essentially is a santri.