100 Years of Karl May in Indonesia

Karl May is a 19th century German writer who’s famous for his adventure tales in Wild West and the Far East. Characters like Winnetou, Old Shatterhand, and Kara Ben Nemsi influenced the imagination of many generations of Indonesian readers, from the founding fathers in 1920 to the millennial generation.

How did this impact the Indonesian readers and how did Karl May's novels inspired the independence of Indonesia?