Ardhana, I. Ketut
Balinese puris are the residences of the traditional ruling elite of Bali, the ksatria. The
puris provided the rajas and the lesser political leaders in Bali until the challenge to Satria
hegemony posed by Dutch colonialism. In Badung (South Bali), Dutch ascendancy was
marked by the massacre known as the puputan Badung, in 1906, which wiped out most of
the royal families of puri Denpasar and puri Pamacutan. After the puputan, puri Denpasar
and Pamacutan were replaced by puri Satria and...[Show more]
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