The Hindu community in Muscat: making homes in the diaspora
Mehta, Sandhya Rao
Journal of Arabian Studies
Taylor and Francis
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This article looks at Muscat’s Hindu community, part of the city’s wider Indian society. It examines the diasporic home-making history, practices, and strategies that have created distinctly Hindu and Indian spaces in an Arab environment. It maps the community’s demographics and human geography, presents a case study of the Khimji Ramdas family, considers the community’s “permanent impermanence”, and assesses the challenges posed to the community by the kafāla (sponsorship) system and other government restrictions.
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Vol. 5, pp. 68 - 95 (28)
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