Vel, J (2008) Uma Politics: An ethnography of democratization in West Sumba, Indonesia, 1986-2006 (Leiden, KITLV
Amsterdan: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen & Leiden: KITLV
Roots of Violence in Indonesia: Contemporary Violence in Historical Perspective (Leiden, Netherlands: KITLV
Press- Koninklijk Instituit Voor Taal-Land-in Volkenkunde, 2002), Richard Lloyd Parry, In the Time of Madness, Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos (New York: Grove Press, 2005), and Damien Kingsbury (ed.
2007) Renegotiating boundaries: local politics in post-Suharto Indonesia (Leiden, KITLV
That aside, let us look at the selected texts that are housed at the earlier mentioned KITLV
The Broken Stairways to Consensus: Village Justice and State Courts in Minangkabau (Dortdrecht, Foris KITLV
Cornell University, 1974); Han Ten Brummelhuis, King of the Waters: Homan Van Der Heide and the Origin of Modern Irrigation in Siam (Leiden: KITLV
2012 At the Edges of States: Dynamics of State Formation in the Indonesian Borderlands, Leiden: KITLV
Press, Verhandelingen van het Koninlijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land en Volkenkunde, No.
Among other works, he published two books in Dutch (1976, 1988) with the KITLV
, and two more in English, Traditional Medicine among the Ngaju Dayak in Central Kalimantan (1998) and Fishing, Hunting, and Headhunting in the Former Culture of the Ngaju Dayak in Central Kalimantan (2004), both imprints of the Borneo Research Council.
The news was even sadder for me and an occasion of great regret in that I had rather lost touch with him from the mid-1990s onwards: the occasional phone call, card or email, and the last time that I had seen him was when we both happened to be visiting the KITLV
in Leiden in 1994.
Singapore: ISEAS; and Netherlands, KITLV
in Leiden is to be congratulated for supporting the conference at which these papers were first presented, and also for following through the project to publication.