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Negotiating the Racial Boundaries of Khōjā Caste Membership in Late Nineteenth-Century Colonial Zanzibar (1878–1899)

This article explores late nineteenth-century identity formation and caste boundaries among the Khōjā of colonial Zanzibar. The central concern regarding children born to a non-Khōjā parent was what status, particularly regarding rights of inheritance, the multiracial children born of these relationships had within the caste structure. The case of Nasur Jesa v. Hurbayee suggests that the attitude toward these children was inconsistent; sometimes they were embraced,and at other times they were shunned by the Khōjā community.

Negotiating the Racial Boundaries of Khōjā Caste Membership in Late Nineteenth-Century Colonial Zanzibar (1878–1899)

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2014
Date Published  2014
Authors  Akhtar, Iqbal
Original Publication  Journal of Africana Religions, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014), pp. 297-316
Publisher  Penn State University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jafrireli.2.3.0297 .

Florida International University

Key Words  chotara; jotawa; Khōjā; Zanzibar; Ismaili; Ithnā ʿAsharī; Aga Khan; firman; jamat

Taqiyya and Identity in a South Asian Community

The Guptı¯s of Bhavnagar, India, represent an unexplored case of taqiyya, or precautionary dissimulation, and challenge traditional categories of religious identity in South Asia. Taqiyya is normally practiced by minority or otherwise
disadvantaged groups of Muslims who fear negative repercussions should their real faith become known. Historically, the Shı¯‘a, whether Ithna¯ -‘asharı¯ or Ismaili, have commonly dissimulated as Sunnı¯s, who form the dominant community.

A Comparison of the Refugee Resettlement of Ugandan Ismaili Muslims and Cambodian Theravada Buddhists in Canada

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2010
Date Published  2010
Authors  Cummins, Alyshea
Original Publication  Wilfrid Laurier University
Publisher  Wilfrid Laurier University; International Migration Research Centre; The Canadian Immigration Historical Centre
Key Words  Ontario; Canada; Refugees; Settlement; Comparision; Ugandian; Ismaili; Muslims; Cambodian; Theravada; Buddhists

Avichal Allah, Avichal Khalaq

Avichal allah avi chal khalak
Publication Type  Translation
Year of Publication  1993
Authors  Tajddin Sadiq Ali, Mumtaz Ali

11 pages

Key Words  Pir sadardin; ginan; meaning; avichal allal; ismaili; translation

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