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Text Box: Gujarati Communities Across The Globe: Memory, Identity and Continuity

Sharmina Mawani and Anjoom A Mukadam (eds)
January 2012
ISBN: 978-1-85856-502-6
Trentham Books

Gujarati Communities across the Globe offers insights into the everyday lives and evolving identities negotiated by Gujaratis in a global context: in India, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa and South Asia. Its orientation around the themes of nationalism, migration, new ethnicities, language and religion makes it an essential resource for students of South Asian studies, religious studies, the sociology of religion, social anthropology, diasporic studies, cultural and ethnic studies. It will also interest those who wish to understand how identities of a diasporic and post-diasporic community can be strengthened despite moving away from one’s original roots.
Foreword - Raymond Brady Williams
Introduction - Sharmina Mawani and Anjoom Mukadam

Chapter 1
The Nationality Factor in the Migration of Gujaratis to East Africa and Beyond - Ramnik Shah

Chapter 2
The Ugandan Asian Expulsion and its Place in the Evolution of the Gujarati Diaspora - Mohamed M Keshavjee

Chapter 3
With Whom May British Gujaratis Identify, to Whom May They be Compared? - John Mattausch

Chapter 4
Sharing His Vision: Aga Khan IV and the Nizari Ismaili Muslims of Gujarati Ancestry - Anjoom Mukadam

Chapter 5
Songs of Praise: The Git Tradition of the Nizari Ismaili Muslims - Sharmina Mawani

Chapter 6
Sufis and Satpanthis: Gujari Teachings of Muhammad Shah - Zawahir Moir

Chapter 7
Indian Nationalism and Gujarat Ni Asmita: KM Munshi on Language Problems - Riho Isaka

Chapter 8
'I want love to be arranged!' Courtship and Marriage in the Context of Globalisation: Baroda, India - Katherine Twamley, Anthony Pryce and Karina Kielmann

Chapter 9
A Match Made in Heaven: A Study of Changing Hindu Marriage Practices amongst Gujarati Eligibles - Sheena Raja

Chapter 10
A Fine Balance: Adaptation and Accommodation in the Swaminarayan Sanstha - Hanna H Kim

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