Javanese Noble and the Misuse of Mosque Cash, 1890–1942
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.035How to use a DOI?
- Dutch East Indies, Java, mosque fund (moskeekas), Javanese noble (priyayi)
To avoid misuse and corruption spreading even more contagiously among government officials, the Dutch East Indies administration issued several circulars from 1890–1931. The circulars regulated Javanese nobles (priyayi) in accessing mosque funds (mosque cash, Dutch: moskeekas) unreservedly. However, misuse and corruption were still being practiced until 1942. This study delves into the modes of misuse in Moskeekas cases in Java that were carried out by colonial Dutch officials. It also seeks to explain how the cultural environment may have encouraged authorities to risk their reputations by conducting deviant behaviors. The study shows that the urge to add up operational costs and fulfill lifestyle needs could have led these bureaucrats to have a manner of misuses that this reasoning is quite contrary to the initial purpose of the funds themselves.
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TY - CONF AU - Endi Aulia Garadian AU - Susanto Zuhdi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - Javanese Noble and the Misuse of Mosque Cash, 1890–1942 BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts (INUSHARTS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 178 EP - 182 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200729.035 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.035 ID - Garadian2020 ER -