IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(5): 491-495 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.506

Inggit Garnasih and Her Big Role as Soekarno’s Wife

Devina Widya Putri
Abstract—There is a quote which said, “For every man’s success, there must be a great woman behind it”. And the story of life of Inggit Garnasih proves it. Inggit was the second wife of Indonesia’s first president, Ir. Soekarno. Soekarno had many wives in his lifetime, but Inggit was the only wife who accompanied Soekarno on his hard time, only took him to the gate of glory without tasting the glory itself, and still loved him even though he left her to marry another woman, who is their own foster child, Fatimah. She is the one who always strengthen Soekarno through many obstacles during his struggle to realize Indonesia’s independence. Although she has never been mentioned as hero, what she has done, which is being a faithful and strong-hearted wife for Soekarno, has been one of great contributions for Indonesia’s independence.

Index Terms—Colonial period, history, wife, woman.

Devina Widya Putri is with the University of Indonesia (e-mail: devinawp@gmail.com).

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Cite: Devina Widya Putri, " Inggit Garnasih and Her Big Role as Soekarno’s Wife," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 491-495, 2015.

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