|A Sufi Saints day in South Africa: The Legend of Badshah Pir||
THIS article examines the role of pîrs (saints), mazârs (shrines) and 'urs (death anniversaries) in forging Islamic culture and identity in South Africa, whose minority Muslim population of approximately one million originates mainly in the Indian sub-continent a
|Indenture labourers arrive in boats in Port Natal||
Approximately 152,184 indentured Indians arrived under the scheme of indenture ... The ports of Madras and Calcutta served as the points of embarkation. ...