Every year on 21 April, Kartini's birthday, Indonesia celebrates Hari Kartini (Kartini Day). A day of civic celebration, it is marked by ceremonies, especially in schools and government institutions; and by reflections in the mass media on the state of women's social participation, challenges and achievements. This annual event has come to be focused, in often contradictory ways, on the ï¿½place of womenï¿½ in modern Indonesia. Kartini's literary writings have been ï¿½minedï¿½ to give multiple and even contradictory characterizations of her voice, and hence of her historical significance.
|Title of host publication||Appropriating Kartini: Colonial, National and Transnational Memories of an Indonesian Icon|
|Editors||Paul Bijl, Grace Chin|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|