Goolam Vahed

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INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE INDENTURED LABOUR NATAL, 1860-1911: STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE

This paper focuses on the question of resistance to indentured labour.

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

In the end it was academic: Responses to the establishment of the University College for Indians

It will be wrong to advise an Indian father or a prospective student what choice he should make. Each person must accept the responsibility for his own decision, since whatever decisions he makes there will be sacrifices.

INDIAN MUSLIM RESPONSES TO ISLAMOPHOBIA IN AUSTRALIAN CITIES: CONFLICTS OVER MOSQUES

There has been increased tension in Australian cities over the past decade over plans to construct mosques in a context where Islam appear to be less accepted as a component of Australian religious and cultural society at a time when the Muslim population has increased as a result of migration fr

Institutional Hinduism: The Founding of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha, 1912

The majority of the indentured workers who were shipped to Natal between 1860 and 1911 to serve as a source of cheap labour settled in the colony after completing their indentures.

“Gagged and trussed rather securely by the law”: The 1952 Defiance Campaign in Natal

For almost half a century after the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910, Black1 South Africans responded to the segregationist policies of successive white minority governments principally through non-violent techniques of resistance, such as boycotts, civil disobedience, mass demo

Cricket and corruption: the post apartheid relationship between India and South Africa within and beyond the boundary

International sports sanctions against the apartheid government resulted in the isolation of South African cricket from 1970 to 1991.

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.

Race, Empire, and Citizenship: Sarojini Naidu's 1924 Visit to South Africa

This paper focuses on Sarojini Naidu's noteworthy 1924 visit to South Africa. She was the first high profile Indian to visit after the departure of Mohandas K. Gandhi in 1914.

POWER AND RESISTANCE: INDENTURED LABOUR IN COLONIAL NATAL, 1860-1911

POWER AND RESISTANCE: INDENTURED LABOUR IN COLONIAL NATAL, 1860-1911

An ‘Imagined Community’ in Diaspora: Gujaratis in South Africa

Increasing attention is being paid to the heterogeneous identity of Indian South Africans. This article contributes to this literature by highlighting the distinct migratory history of Gujarati South Africans and the importance these histories have in perceptions of community identity.

Between black and white: A case study of the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union

223 different in KwaZulu-Natal, for example, with its large Indian population, than at the Pretoria-based Titans franchise, where whites are dominant, or in the Eastern Cape which has substantial African involvement in cricket.

Indian Muslims in South Africa's History:Continuity and Change

The majority of Indian Muslims arrived in Natal between 1860 and 1911 as contract indentured workers or pioneer traders. Indentured migration lasted between 1860 and 1911, by which time 152,641 Indians had come to Natal.

Contesting Indian Islam in KwaZulu-Natal: the Muharram festival in Durban 2002

This essay is concerned with the contested meanings, symbolism and authenticity of the Islamic festival Muharrarn in present-day Indian Islam in South Africa.

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.

Ahmed Deedat and Muslim-ChristianRelations at the Cape, c. 1960-1980

This paper establishes the historical context of Muslim-Christian relations at the Cape, the role played by Ahmed Deedat in this relationship, and the public reaction to his role.

Caste, Class and Identities among Surtee Muslims in KwaZulu Natal (South Africa), c. 1880-2009

This essay explores the variety of subject positions of Gujarati-speaking Muslim migrants from Surat, India, from the time of their arrival in South Africa in the late 1870s to the contemporary period.

Young Muslims in Brisbane: Negotiating Cultural Identity and Alienation

This paper examines, broadly, the religious, cultural and national identities, and self- perceptions of young Muslims in Brisbane and the social, economic, and political context in which these are being configured.  While Australia's migrant intake has been racially …

Islam in the Public Sphere in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Prospects and Challenges

The Islamic presence in South Africa dates over three centuries.

THE BEARDS" VERSUS THE "BARD'S" AMONG INDIAN MUSLIMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: A 21st Century Story of Travelling Cartoons and Protests

This paper examines Indian Muslims in post-apartheid South Africa, with particular respect to the inclination by non-Muslims to view Muslims as a

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