Goolam Vahed

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Indians, Islam and the meaning of South African citizenship. A question of identities

Durban's Indian Muslims are heirs to Islamic traditions and practices in India that became firmly established in South Africa. During the past decade they experienced rapid and dramatic changes.

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

"A man of keen perceptive faculties" : Aboobaker Amod Jhaveri, an "Arab" in Colonial Natal, circa 1872-1887

Indians arrived in South Africa in two streams. Between 1860 and 1911, a total of 152 184 indentured labourers were introduced into colonial Natal mainly to work on the sugar plantations, though some were employed in other sectors of the economy. This initial flow …

'GIVE TILL IT HURTS': DURBAN'S INDIANS AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

In October 1913 approximately 20,000 Indian workers joined Mahatma Gandhi's campaign of resistance against the South African government. This was a spontaneous outburst against terrible working conditions and a realisation that the£ 3 poll tax on free Indians meant perpetual indenture.

A 'public health nuisance': the Victoria Street early morning squatters market, 1910–1934

The focus of this article is the 'Indian Market', a famous tourist landmark in Durban.

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.

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.

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.

Changing Islamic traditions and emerging identities in South Africa

The de-racialization of South African society in the midst of accelerating economic and cultural globalization has set in motion profound social, cultural and political changes that have confronted the existing notions of identity of most South Africans.

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

CONSTRUCTIONS OF COMMUNITY AND IDENTITY AMONG INDIANS IN COLONIAL NATAL, 1860–1910: THE ROLE OF THE MUHARRAM FESTIVAL

This article is concerned with the historical construction of communities, cultures and identities in colonial Natal, in this case an Indian grouping that emerged from the heterogeneous collection of indentured workers imported between 1860 and 1911.

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.

CONTESTING MEANINGS AND AUTHENTICITY: INDIAN ISLAM AND MUHARRAM "PERFORMANCES" IN DURBAN, 2002

This paper examines Muharram rituals in present-day Indian Islam in South Africa.

Contesting ‘Orthodoxy’: The Tablighi–Sunni Conflict among South African Muslims in the 1970s and 1980s

Muslims constitute less than 2% of South Africa's population. In a context where divisions of race, ethnicity and class predominated, schisms among South Africa's Muslims have been largely overlooked in the country's historiography.

CONTROL AND REPRESSION: THE PLIGHT OF INDIAN HAWKERS AND FLOWER SELLERS IN DURBAN, 1910-1948

Hundreds of Indians attempted to make a living on the streets of Durban as hawkers and flower sellers between 1910 and 1948 as they left plantation indentures to find work in the urban environment.

Control and Repression: The Plight of Indian Hawkers and Flower Sellers in the Durban CBD, 1910-1948

Hundreds of Indians attempted to make a living on the streets of Durban as hawkers and flower sellers between 1910 and 1948 as they left plantation indentures to find work in the urban environment.

Control of African Leisure Time in Durban in the 1930s

For Paul Maylam, African politics in Durban during the 1930s lacked the'militancy, vibrancy
and mass participation that characterised popular protest in 1929 and 1930.'H·~ attributes
this to a combination of factors which include th~: reinforcement of police strength, the …

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.

Cultural Confrontation: Race, Politics and Cricket in South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s

This narrative of Yacoob Omar, one of South Africa's finest Black2 cricketers during the apartheid era, is more than a story about cricket.

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