Reciprocating with Ibu Pretiwi : social organisation and the importance of plants, land and the ancestors in Nusa Penida
Between Bali and Lombok lies a small archipelago of three limestone islands. The largest of these islands, known as Nusa Penida has been considered by former Balinese scholars to preserve characteristic aspects of the old Balinese social organisation. This study, which is based upon long fieldwork conducted in the village of Sakti, discusses the social organisation of Nusa Penida and the importance land and plants have in the life of its inhabitants. The work begins with an examination of...[Show more]
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