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The Transvaal Hindu Seva Samaj

THE Transvaal Hindu Seva Samaj was formed in the year 1932 to serve the Hindu community of the Transvaal. The aims and objects of the Samaj are to preserve and promote the cultural, social, religious and educational welfare of the Hindus.

The History of the South African Hindu Maha Saba

FOR information about the early history of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha we have to rely on uncertain records and memories of many old people connected with this institution when it was established. The early Indian settlers in South Africa were mostly Hindus.

The Divine Life Society

In 1948 Brother V. Srinivasen, now Swami Sahajananda, visited Swami Sivananda at Rishikesh, India. He was transformed. The promotion of the Master's work would be his life's task. On his return in 1949 he started a branch of the Divine Life Society in Durban with o~ly one member.

Arya Pratinidhi Sabha

WHENEVER there is decay of righteousness and the path of truth forgotten, there is born a great soul to bring deliverance to mankind. One such great soul was Rishi Dayanand who was born in India in 1824.

Andhra Maha Sabha of South Africa

Andhra Maha Sabha of South Africa

The Hindu heritage in South Africa

The end of the first hundred years of !he history of the Hindus in South Africa marks the beginnings of a greater awareness among them of the glorious cultural and religious heritage which belongs to them.

Indian Buses : The History, the Memories, the Personalities

With the recent 150-year celebrations of the arrival of Indians in South Africa many people were remembered and honoured for their contribution to Indian South African culture. In my opinion the same people, personalities, who come to the fore are mentioned continuously when...

Divine Life Society of South Africa: SERVICE ACTIVITIES( 1974-2006)

Sri Swami Sivananda, the well-known Master of the 2oth century, was born on September 8, 1887, at Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district, South India. His boyhood name was Kuppuswami.

The Hindu Tamil Institute Building, the Centre of Tamil activities of Durban

The Hindu Tamil Institute

The Tyranny of Colour

A study of Indian problem in South Africa

Indians South Africans

Indians in South Africa

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Chota Motala. The Making of a South African Political Biography

Drawing on my experience of writing an account of Chota Motala, a Pietermaritzburg-based medical doctor and anti-apartheid activist, this article considers some of the historiographical and methodological challenges of writing biography in general, and South African political biographies in parti

Chatsworth The Making of a South African Township

Many of the articles in this book are the result of research conducted as part of a three-year project undertaken with a grant from the South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD).

Urban Violence and the Textures of Everyday life in Post-apartheid South Africa

There is a great deal of literature on crime and violence in post-apartheid South Africa.

Indenture and Indianness in South Africa, 1860–1913

Beginning in the mid-19th century, about 1.3 million Indian contract labourers were exported to Mauritius, Jamaica, British Guiana, Trinidad, St Lucia, Granada and Natal to satisfy the demand for labour that was both cheap and docile (Meer 1980: 3).

Monty Naicker: Between reason and treason

Monty was a man of the people who believed in collective leadership and made an invaluable contribution in transforming the Natal Indian Congress once again into a mass organisation, unifying and mobilising all sections of the community – the working class, small traders, professionals and intell

INSIDE INDIAN INDENTURE : A SOUTH AFRICAN STORY1860 – 1914

insight into the trials and tribulations of indentured  Indian immigration. One has to concur with the general thrust of the endorsements this work
has received from the academic community. It is a work of immense dimension and detail …

Gender, modernity & Indian delights: the women's cultural group of Durban, 1954-2010

For decades, South Africans aspiring to make the perfect biryani have turned to Indian Delights, the best selling cookbook produced by Zuleikha Mayat and the Women's Cultural Group.

Monty ... Meets Gandhi ... meets Mandela: The dilemma of non-violent resisters in South Africa, 1940-1960

This article focuses on key moments in the life of Doctor G.M. "Monty" Naicker (1911-1978), an Edinburgh-educated medical doctor and contemporary of Yusuf Dadoo, who displaced moderate elements in Indian politics in South Africa when he became president of the Natal Indian Congress 1946.

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