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The Ramakrishna Centre

The Ramakrishna Centre

Natal Tamil Vedic Society

THE Natal Tamil Vedic Society was formed on the 26th September, 1951, when two of the most outstanding Tamil organisations, the Hindu Tamil Institute and the Young Men's Vedic Society, amalgamated under the name, The Natal Tamil Vedic Society.

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.

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.

Arts and Africa: BBC African Service, no. 450
South Africa, The complex country

The treatment of Indians in South Africa is again discussed at the present meeting of the United Nations. This article is offered as an objective back ground to the discussion.....

INDIAN ELITES IN NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa a number of distinct systems of value operate within one broad political framework, and the control of power in all spheres politics, wealth, education, entertainment- is vested in the Europeans. Generally speaking the Non-Europeans, Africans, Indians and …

The Position of Indians in South Africa

I speak as an Indian who was born in South Africa. and has lived all his life in a city. Some 95 per cent. of the Indians in the union arc South African-born, and about 70 per cent. of us live in areas classified as urban; so I am not in any way unusual.....

The Indian in South Africa

The Position in Durban

Letter to the Right Hourable the Prime Minister

The South African Indian Organisation is grievously concerned with the statements that are being made by various ministers of the Government on the Indian question. These statements, we venture to submit, are calculated to future deteriorate the relationship.....
 

Arts and Africa: BBC African Service, no. 282
The Changing role of Indian women in South Africa

THE POSITION OF INDIAN WOMEN AT THE TIME OF THEIR ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

Learning From Success Changing Family Patterns and the Generation of Social Work Practice

In different parts of the world there are social workers and other professionals who see their main task in tending those who, in the midst of plenty, have fallen by the wayside. Committed professionals can carry out this work only if they are equipped for it.

The History of the Tamil Protective Association 1916-1984

The past sixty - nine years records the progress of our Society . We salute the pioneers for therefore sight and determination in establishing what we see today , namely,....

Arya Yukuk Sabha - 80 Anniversary

In 1912, a small group of young men, concerned about the quality of life of their community, constituted an organization called the "Arya Yuvuk Sabha "AYS"....

Some Reminiscences of South Indian Settlers

THE early Tamil pioneers came to Natal with their religion and immediately set about establishing it in their new environment. The new conditions and situations had their influences on the practices and beliefs of these people....

A hindi-speaking hindu marriage an ethnographic description

This study attempts to give an ethnographic description ot a Hindu marriage which characterizes the orthodox Hindi speaking section of the community and whose religious....

THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE HINDU RELIGIOUS TRADITION AMONG A SELECTED GROUP OF TAMIL SPEAKING HINDUS IN DURBAN AND TONGAAT, WITH PARTICULAR INTEREST FOCUSSED ON BETROTHAL AND MARRIAGE

I am a Tamil speaking Hindu and I would like to find out more about my religion, in particular, the impact of Western Culture on the religion of the Indians in South Africa. I will focus my observations on a small number of families living in the city of Durban.

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