Krithika Varagur is an American writer and journalist, generally based in Indonesia. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among other publications. (May 2018)
Indonesia’s Fragile Festival of Democracy
Although it is not new for politicians to bolster their credibility and standing by parading their Islamic faith and values, religion was unusually foregrounded in this last race. The effect, though, was that both candidates paraded plausible Muslim credentials, which was Jokowi’s purpose.
April 24, 2019